Business & Education Partnership

Business and Education Partnerships assist schools, youth organizations and community groups in making critical connections with the business community in Pima County through career shadowing, career expos, and internships.

Director: Andrew Bevington,

Coming Fall 2021: The Pathways Executive Speaker Series

A six-part, yearly program highlighting key industries and companies driving the Tucson Metro economy

The Pathways Executive Speaker Series showcases the six economic sectors that the Pima County Workforce Investment Board has identified as vital to the stability and growth of the Tucson metropolitan area. Each year we invite six top business leaders from those fields to discuss the successes, challenges, and opportunities ahead for their sector. The events are tailored to education professionals, workforce development specialists, and secondary and post-secondary students. 

The mission of the Pathways Executive Speaker Series is to help professional educators and students explore career options in the Natural and Renewable Resources, Infrastructure, Logistics, Aerospace and Defense, Health and Bioscience, and Emerging Technologies industries by leveraging the expertise of our corporate, small business, and governmental partners. We invite accomplished professionals from Pathway’s expansive network to share their story and engage directly with educators and their students, regarding the future of work within their companies and economic sectors.

Economic Sectors: Aerospace and Defense, Health and Bioscience, Natural and Renewable Resources, Infrastructure, Logistics, and Emerging Technologies

When: Third Thursdays in September, October, November, January, February, March at 12:30 pm

Partners: Tucson Metro Chamber, Center for the Future of Arizona, Pima County Community Workforce Development


Resources and Partnerships


Andrew Bevington
Director, Business & Education Partnerships