Training / Education

Explore education resources available in Maricopa County and gain new skills, enhance existing skills, or translate skills learned in the military to civilian jobs through the Maricopa Community Colleges, Maricopa Skill Center, Maricopa Workforce Connections and Maricopa County Library District. To fulfill higher education goals, visit the websites of Arizona’s universities which are listed below.

Community College

Maricopa Community College

The Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC) have a long history of providing education and training to veterans and those on active duty who are seeking to gain new skills, enhance existing skills, and translate skills learned in the military for use in the civilian world. Maricopa Community Colleges offer services designed to provide the highest quality assistance to our veterans and their families.

Job Training

Maricopa Workforce Connections

The Maricopa Workforce Connections (MWC) team is available to provide specialized, comprehensive services specifically for you and your family. Their Veterans Center(s) ensures that area veterans and their families have the tools and resources they need and deserve to succeed. Veterans can obtain personalized one-on-one vocational assistance in the MWC Veterans Center(s). Along with a number of employment assistance services, MWC offers job readiness training, skill and aptitude assessments, financial assistance for local training/education programs, and assistance translating military education and training to civilian credits.

Skills Training

Maricopa Skill Center

The Maricopa Skill Center is a hands-on training center designed to prepare students with the skills they need to start a career. Their goal is employment for students through hands-on, competency-based training developed by employers. Upon completion of training, students possess all the workplace skills desired by employers. Maricopa Skill Center is an approved site for Veterans to utilize their G.I. Bill benefits. Veteran Affairs certifying officials assist students in applying for their educational benefits.

The Maricopa County Library District offers a wide range of physical and digital materials to assist with training, learning new or improving current skills, as well as computer access for job assistance, research and databases. Library cards are free for Maricopa County Residents and provide access to materials and services.

What Do You Want To Do Next For A Living?

My Next Move

My Next Move for Veterans (O*Net) is a U.S. Department of Labor tool that allows veterans to convert their military classification codes to civilian careers with similar work.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – GI Bill

GI Bill

The official GI Bill site provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers assistance choosing a school, applying for benefits, or accessing other tools to better equip veterans with understanding their benefits needs.

Arizona Universities

Earn your Degree

The universities within Arizona also support our veterans. They provide quality resources to help you find assistance and receive the support necessary to ensure your educational success. Please visit their resources below for additional information.

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Veteran’s Upward Bound Project (VUB) is a federally funded educational program that serves veterans who are either low-income or potential first-generation college students. Pat Tillman Veterans Center provides a place for Sun Devil veterans to gather, find assistance, and receive the support necessary to ensure their success within the ASU community.

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Visit Veterans Education & Transition Services to access many resources and organizations that partner with UA to help support student veterans.

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Visit the Veteran Success Center on the Flagstaff campus to connect with a support network of other student veterans, to find services and activities and to relax and unwind between classes.