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Opinion: This federally-funded job training program gave me a fresh start
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Opinion: This federally-funded job training program gave me a fresh start

Phoenix resident Tarji Borders describes how a job training program funded by the CHIPS and Science Act made it possible for her to start building a career in Arizona’s burgeoning semiconductor industry.

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One day I was sifting through my email’s spam folder when a subject line caught my eye. The email was for “women who want to change their lives in a new field.”

I had recently been applying to jobs and struggling to find the right opportunity for my background, so I decided to open the email, which was from Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing resources to help Arizona women become self-sufficient and thrive.

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Tarji Borders

Semiconductor technician, Intel


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