ASU to lead MedTech workforce development with investment from Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority


From left: Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Chucri, District 2, ASU President Michael Crow, MCIDA Executive Director Shelby L Scharbach, MCIDA Board Member Jeremy Stawiecki, and Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority Business Development Officer Gregg Ghelfi exchange an MCIDA check for $2 million to kick off a medical technology workforce development initiative.


The Arizona State University Foundation will accept a $2 million grant from the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) to fund a new workforce development project to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in Maricopa County. ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering will lead the project to prepare existing, emerging and future members of Maricopa County’s workforce for jobs in the growing fields of medical electronic technology (MedTech) and additive manufacturing.

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