1. What is Achieve Pinal?
  2. Achieve Pinal Initiatives

Achieve Pinal is a regional grassroots effort dedicated to working with education, government, business and other interested community partners to develop a competitive workforce for future jobs by improving educational attainment in Pinal County.

Currently in Arizona, only 45 percent of adults have education beyond a high school diploma. However, in less than five years, nearly 70 percent of jobs will require education beyond high school. In order for Arizona to be competitive, we need to focus on increasing the number of individuals who are equipped with a high value professional certificate or degree.

Articulating curriculum from Kindergarten through post-secondary education is essential to better prepare students to be skilled workers and job ready for new jobs coming to the region. Retraining current workers towards higher skills will create a more qualified workforce.

Lucid Motors announced plans in late 2016 to locate a $700 million plant in Casa Grande. This Tesla rival could bring 2,000 plus jobs to the region over a 5-year period. A project of this magnitude will likely attract supporting industries for the production of their cars. Efforts to fulfill a rich qualified worker pipeline are critical.

Anticipating the arrival of new employers like Lucid Motors, Nikola Corporation, Attesa, and many other new employers countywide, Achieve Pinal is working to improve educational attainment and develop a qualified workforce.

Achieve Pinal has adopted strategies established by Achieve60AZ that are focused on the goal of 60% of Arizona adults, ages 25-64, will successfully acquire a professional certificate or a 2 or 4- year college degree by 2030.

The strategies are:

  • Strengthening the K-12 Pipeline –Increase college readiness and high-school graduation rates
  • Completing Credentials – Implement policies to make it easier for Arizonans to finish their certificates or college degrees.
  • Increasing Access – Raise awareness about options beyond high school and make them more affordable.
  • Aligning Workforce Needs – Engage businesses, governments and educators to identify and close the skills gap.

Strengthening the K-12 Pipeline

Completing Credentials

Increasing Access

Aligning Workforce Needs

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% of Pinal County with certificate/college degree by 2030

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% Post High School Enrollment

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% High School Graduation Rate

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Who Can Help

ARIZONA@Work

ARIZONA@WORK is the statewide workforce development network that helps employers of all sizes and types recruit, develop and retain the best employees for their needs. For job seekers throughout the state, we provide services and resources to pursue employment opportunities.

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Central Arizona College

CAC serves and educates the diverse communities of Pinal County. From students of Hispanic and Native American descent to participants in the lifelong learners program, the institution’s diverse college community values the power of innovation, continuous quality improvement, and the contribution of the individual.

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School Counselors

Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

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Ensuring 60 percent of Arizonans have a certificate or college degree by 2030 puts us on a path to prosperity – for Arizonans and for our state’s future workforce.

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