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Community colleges partner with semiconductor industry
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Community colleges partner with semiconductor industry

Chancellor of Maricopa Community College District Steven Gonzales writes about the impact the CHIPS and Science Act has had on Arizona students and workforce development. The law spurred increased investments in semiconductor manufacturing, creating thousands of good-paying jobs and investing in training programs to fulfill the workforce needs.

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I have been working in education in Arizona for my entire career. I started as a high school math teacher, and in the years since, I have risen to become the chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) – one of the largest community college systems in the nation.

As a classroom teacher, I was instructing nearly 130 students a semester. In my role as chancellor, I’m now making decisions for more than 140,000 students each year. It’s a big responsibility, and each day I’m motivated knowing that our colleges play a critical role in providing access to an affordable, high-quality education.

The above excerpt was originally published in Arizona Capitol Times. Click here to view the full article.

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