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,

For Students

  • To acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self
  • To answers the questions, “Why do I have to learn this?” and “Would I want to make this job a career?”
  • To observe not only job characteristics and responsibilities, but also what each profession requires on a day-to-day basis
  • To learn firsthand what it takes to make it in their fields of interest from the people who know best—working professionals
  • To be motivated to excel in academics
  • To understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training and the world of work

For Educators

  • To motivate students to learn by demonstrating the tangible applications of classroom lessons
  • To craft lesson plans around students’ career interests

For Employers

  • To prepare the future workforce
  • To demonstrate a tangible commitment to supporting and improving the community
  • To create a feeling of personal satisfaction that comes from mentoring a young person
  • To promote potential long-term mentoring relationships
  • To become a role model for students who may seek professional careers

Resources and Partnerships


Andrew Bevington
Constituents Director