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UA institutes new programs to prepare students for workforce

Posted at 6:45 AM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 12:38:49-04

The University of Arizona is starting a handful of new programs this year to help better prepare students for the workforce.

The office for Student Engagement and Career Development is working to make sure students get as much real-world experience working with local employers while still in school, so once graduation rolls around, getting a job will be much easier.

Nationally, just 23% of employers report that they're satisfied with the training students get while in college--but at UA, employers report they're 92% satisfied.

One way UA is accomplishing this: asking local companies to to bring their issues to the university for student consulting. 

Another new program: "Fastrack Digital Marketing" is made for students of any major to take a class and get into a local company.

UA also just kicked off a practical training for adobe products, so students can learn how to use these programs before they get on the job.