Statement from MCCCD Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick in Response to Governor Ducey’s Proposed Budget

Jan, 18 2019


“Today, Governor Doug Ducey proposed a budget that includes a $6 million investment in healthcare training programs for the Maricopa Community Colleges. The Governor’s budget also makes the Maricopa Community Colleges teaching certification students eligible for $21 million proposed state investment for tuition waivers to support the Arizona Teachers Academy.  The Governor’s proposal is a good step forward for Maricopa and our community.”

“We are pleased to have Governor Ducey’s support and commitment to building these programs. As the largest job training provider in the state, MCCCD maintains a critical role in filling employment and skills gaps and in helping to bring employers innovative solutions to meet their needs.”

“We look forward to the continued collaboration with industry and state leaders to strengthen Arizona’s economy by preparing students for a successful place in the workforce of today and tomorrow.”


Click to tweet: We are pleased with Governor @dougducey's leadership and investment in @mcccd’s healthcare and teaching programs. I look forward to continued collaboration with industry and state leaders.

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About Maricopa Community Colleges
The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten regionally-accredited colleges – Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, and South Mountain – and the Maricopa Corporate College, serving more than 200,000 students with two-year degrees, certificates, and university transfer programs.

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