Tempe Chamber and Rio Salado College Partner on Microcredential Program Serving Needs of Tempe Businesses 

by Paulette Pacioni

MIcrocredentials are stackable program credits and certificates that provide specialized career training and educational pathways so students and workers can learn new skills that lead directly to employment or job promotion. A survey conducted by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce in fall 2021 indicated that nearly two-thirds of the businesses surveyed had an interest in microcredentials and the highest areas of need were identified. As a result of this valuable feedback, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and Rio Salado College are partnering to deliver a Microcredential Program to serve the needs of these Tempe businesses.

This program will include curriculum focused around soft and hard skills, including Small Business Management, Customer Service and Information Technology.

Tempe Chamber President and CEO Diaz added, “The greatest challenge facing employers today is finding and maintaining a qualified workforce. This microcredentialing program allows businesses to promote and up tool from within, giving tenured and great cultured employees a possibility to impact businesses in a greater way.”

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