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New to Yuma County Schools: Yuma Arizona Business & Education Coalition (Yuma ABEC)

"Providing opportunities for young students to experience hands-on, real work experiences is crucial to their future success in developing career goals. Through this exploration, students can begin to understand the importance of their education and relevance to achieving future success in the workforce. The Yuma ABEC Middle School Career Exploration Project provides a framework for engaging business partners and community leaders in meaningful collaboration with our local schools that could help improve student success in school and strengthen the pipeline of a skilled workforce for Yuma County.“ 


About Us

Through the Yuma-ABEC Middle School Career Exploration Project, all students will:

  • Explore understanding personal interest and passions and how they translate into future career goals and aspirations;
  • Research and evaluate career options; and
  • Set goals and make plans for achieving career options through the development of Education
  • Career Action Plans that will follow them into high school.

Students will be provided with opportunities to experience hands-on activities, presentations, and mentoring from experts in key occupations that lead to discovery and nurturing of career aspirations and connection of education to the real world of work.

To learn more about Yuma ABEC, become a business partner or to donate; check out our website: