West Valley Leaders Launch Target Industry Spotlight and Virtual Job Matching Series


Regional leadership including WESTMARC, AZ@Work-Maricopa County, PipelineAZ and Brightworks Consulting have partnered to launch a West Valley Industry Spotlight and Virtual Job Matching series in collaboration with the 15 communities of the West Valley. The series will focus on the 6 industries targeted by the West Valley of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area for attraction and growth. These target sectors intersect with Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Maricopa County’s target industry sectors.

In 2018, the West Valley with collaboration of government, education and business partners finalized and began implementation of the region’s workforce implementation strategy, West Valley Pipeline. Data collected in the development of the regional strategy quantified and qualified the diverse, highly skilled workforce that exists today in the West Valley. The intent of the strategy is to use the data on current workforce and commute patterns to illustrate the workforce we have today and guide the development of the robust workforce we will need into the future to support targeted growth, business attraction and economic development.

The 6 target industries identified in the strategy include: Advanced Business Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace & Aviation, Healthcare, IT/Cybersecurity, and Transportation & Logistics/Supply Chain Management. The webinar series will bring together subject matter experts in industry, workforce, training & education to highlight needs, opportunities, pathways’ and resources for careers in the target industries. The job matching component will connect employers and job seekers based on skills via the PipelineAZ platform. Both employers and job seekers will receive assistance with onboarding and career navigation free of charge.


October 27, 2020 marks the launch of the first event of the series and will focus on IT/Cybersecurity.

Who should attend?

Employers’ with IT workforce needs (regardless of industry) and job seekers seeking opportunities and more guidance can follow the two step process to get connected.

1) Register for the webinar spotlight here.

2) Create an employer or job seeker profile here.

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