State Farm Launches $30M Workforce Development Program In Arizona | WGLT

State Farm Launches $30M Workforce Development Program In Arizona

Feb 5, 2020

State Farm is giving $30 million to support an education and career development program in Arizona.

State Farm officials on Tuesday announced the Pathways for the Future initiative on the Arizona State University campus, near State Farm’s regional offices in Tempe.

According to the university’s website, the workforce development initiative targets high school and community college students and working adults by providing an online academic program, financial support and career coaching.

State Farm CEO Michael Tipsord announced a $30 million Pathways for the Future initiative on the Arizona State University campus on Tuesday.
Credit State Farm

"I have a concern that the technological advancements that are occurring in today’s society have the real risk of leaving segments behind," said State Farm CEO Michael Tipsord.  "You combat that through this continued upskilling of individuals to deal with whatever it is that the world may present. I want our people to have all the opportunities to be able to develop skills and learn in a way that continues to make them relevant and competitive."

The program focuses on three tracks: STEM, business leadership and humanities and social sciences.

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