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New training to increase employability


The Center for Training and Development at Pima Community College is adding a new program in behavioral health specialist training to prepare graduates to enter the workforce.

The 18-credit program will start at Desert Vista Campus on Oct. 29.

According to the college, completing the certificate training program prepares graduates to become a behavioral health technician as recognized by the state of Arizona.

The program is part of the college’s Pathways to Healthcare Program, which offers financial assistance for low-income people to train in health professions.

For more information, contact the PCC Center for Training and Development at 206-5100.


Chancellor search profile available


The executive search profile that will be used to recruit Pima Community College’s next chancellor has been completed and posted to the Chancellor Search page on the college’s website.

The profile, which was posted Oct. 5, is 12 pages long. It was put together by R. H. Perry & Associates, which is the firm the PCC board chose to help select the next chancellor.

It includes an introduction to the college, community and position.

There are two pages filled with bulleted challenges the next chancellor will likely face and qualifications the governing board and community would like the chancellor to posses.

The firm conducted several open forums at Pima locations to confer with the community about what qualifications the next chancellor should be able to demonstrate, and what they would like him or her to focus on once selected.

The profile was put together as a result of those meetings.

The firm will start reviewing applications on Nov. 16. The governing board is expected to select the new chancellor by March or February of 2013.

For more information, or to see the profile of the college, visit the chancellor search tab on the Pima website at pima.edu/about-pima/chancellor-search/. Comments and suggestions can be sent to



By Chelo Grubb

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