ACED

ABEC Career Exploration and Development

ACED Impact

9000+ students per semester engaged in career exploration development activities

ACED Impact

25+ ACED Project schools paving the way for a brighter future for Arizona 

ACED Impact 

1200+ teachers engaged in robust professional development, immersive externships and internships 

ACED Impact

125+ business partners provide financial and in-kind support, hands on activities and leadership to schools

ACED Impact

Provided financial support for the creation of the ADE middle school www.myfutureaz.com platform accessible to schools and students across Arizona at no cost 

Why ACED?

The ACED project is an exciting initiative designed to empower students to navigate their educational journey with confidence and insight. By providing them with the necessary tools to understand essential employability skills and credentials crucial for success in the workforce, the project sets a solid foundation for their future endeavors.

This initiative fosters a challenging yet nurturing learning environment, instilling in students elevated expectations for their academic achievements, including high school graduation, postsecondary education, and professional training. Ultimately, it paves the way for their seamless transition into the workforce, equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive.

The ACED project stands as a testament to collaboration and partnership, closely aligned with the Education Progress Meter goals of Achieve 60AZ. By integrating the Arizona Career Literacy Standards and incorporating personalized Education & Career Action Plans (ECAPs) for students, it ensures tailored support for each individual’s journey.

 Emphasizing partnerships with businesses, this initiative not only bridges the gap between education and the workforce but also aligns career exploration activities with the dynamic demands of today’s and tomorrow’s job market. Through these partnerships, the ACED project maximizes opportunities for students to explore and pursue career pathways that align with their passions and talents while meeting the evolving needs of the workforce now and into the future. 

ACED in Action

New President & CEO Provides Keynote in Yuma

On March 8th, Tracey Benson, President & CEO of ABEC, provided the keynote address for the first Rural Educators Professional Development Event in Yuma County, hosted by the Yuma County School Superintendent’s Office, and the Arizona Department of Education. The...

Drive in the Desert

Middle schoolers race RC cars at Yuma ABEC's DRIVE in the Desert competition _ News _ yumasun.comDownload Yuma ABEC hosted another DRIVE in the Desert competition involving 39 teams from 9 middle schools at the City of Yuma RC Raceway. This event was the culminating...

Interested in Joining?

Thank you for your interest in the Arizona Business & Education Coalition (ABEC/ACED)! Learn more how you can join ABEC and/or participate in the ACED Project.

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