Fresh Start Woman's Foundation
Fresh Start Woman's Foundation

Launch an exciting new career

 

Free career training opportunities are available for women. 

Fresh Start is proud to provide women with the support and resources they need to succeed in a new career! We are currently looking to match qualified women with career training opportunities in these high-growth fields: (Click any field below to jump to that section)

Customer Service

  • Insurance licensing (Property & Causality) 

Finance 

  • Security Industry Essentials (SIE) 

Technology 

  • A+ Certification 
  • Java Development 
  • Amazon Web Cloud Services 
  • Semiconductor Career Training 

Trade 

  • Commercial Truck Driver 
  • Street Maintenance Worker Apprenticeship 
  • Electrical Applications 
  • Welding 
  • Electro-mechanical Technologies 

Healthcare 

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 
  • Nursing Assistant 
  • Community Health Worker 
  • Phlebotomy 

 

Browse the details of each program below and email intake@fswf.org to get connected with one of these exciting opportunities!

Interested in providing a career training opportuntity for Fresh Start women? Reach out to Abdu Dahr, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, at adahr@fswf.org to begin the conversation!

 

Customer Service Opportunities  

 

Insurance License (Property and Casualty)

Industry: Customer service 
Starting wage: $15 per hour + bonuses 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Online 
Number of students: Up to 5 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: Tuition covered by Start Farm agents 

  • Four-week training available online 
  • Mentoring support from State Farm agents available
  • Program start date: August/September 2022 

Interested in this insurance license career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Finance Opportunities

 

Security Industry Essentials (SIE)

Industry: Finance 
Starting wage: ~$17 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate
Location: Scottsdale Community College (9000 E. Chaparral Rd.) 
Number of students: Up to 12 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA/ARPA 

  • 12-week program  
  • SIE certification is a valuable, nationally recognized accreditation 
  • Potential employers in the finance industry include Bank of America, Nationwide, Charles Schwab, and more 
  • Program start date: September 2022 

Interested in this security industry essentials career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Technology Opportunities

 

A+ (Universal IT Certification)

Industry: Information Technology (IT)
Starting wage: ~$23 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation (1130 E. McDowell Rd.) 
Number of students: Up to 12 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA 

  • 4-week program
  • Universal, entry-level computer certification for computer service technicians  
  • New Horizons Phoenix provides hands-on training for program participants 
  • Potential employers include top tech companies like Adobe, Cisco, Infosys, and Microsoft 
  • Program start date: August/September 2022 

Interested in this universal IT certification career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Java Development

Industry: Technology 
Starting wage: ~$27 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: PerScholas (3003 N. Central Ave. Suite 1150) 
Number of students: Up to 12 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: PerScholas scholarship 

  • 14-week program  
  • Potential employers include CVS, Deloitte, and other large companies
  • PerScholas advances economic equity by providing rigorous training in tech careers and connect skilled talent to leading businesses 
  • Program start date: August/September 2022 

Interested in this Java Development career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Amazon Web Services Cloud

Industry: Information Technology (IT)
Starting wage: ~$40 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Phoenix Computer Academy (1215 E. Elm St.) 
Number of students: Up to 15 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA 

  • 16-week, hands-on program  
  • Potential employers include Microsoft, Amazon, and other cloud service companies
  • Phoenix Computer Academy provides tech programs that enable students to acquire training to succeed in today’s fast-paced information age 
  • Program start date: August/September 2022 

Interested in this Amazon Web Services Cloud career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Semiconductor Career Training

Industry: Technology manufacturing 
Starting wage: ~$22-25 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Mesa Community College (1833 W. Southern Ave.) 
Number of students: Up to 12 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: MCC/Intel scholarship 

  • 2-weeks (half days), hands-on program  
  • Potential employers include Intel and other semiconductor manufacturing companies  
  • Program start date: August/September 2022 

Interested in this semiconductor career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Trade Opportunities

 

Commercial Truck Driver

Industry: Trade 
Starting wage: ~$24 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Phoenix Truck Driving Institute (2621 S. 51st Ave.) 
Number of students: Up to 15 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA 

  • 4 weeks (full time)/8 weeks (part time) 
  • Potential employers include Republic Services, Schneider, and other transport companies 
  • Program start date: Fall 2022 

Interested in this commercial truck driver career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Street Maintenance Worker Apprentice Program

Industry: Trade 
Starting wage: ~$17 per hour start; $20 upon completion 
Type: Apprenticeship 
Location: City of Phoenix training sites 
Number of students: Up to 10 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: N/A (Costs covered by the City of Phoenix) 

  • 24 months 
  • Full benefits provided 
  • Bus cards 
  • CDL training provided 
  • Other benefits provided 
  • Hired upon completion by the City of Phoenix 
  • Program start date: August/September 2022 

Interested in this street maintenance worker apprentice program career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Electrical Applications

Industry: Trade 
Starting wage: ~$29.50 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Stratatech (4210 E. Washington St.) 
Number of students: Up to 20 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA/Stratatech scholarship 

  • 7-month, hands-on program in the afternoons (12:45pm-5:45pm) 
  • New virtual reality training component that enhances and reinforces the skills taught in the classroom and hands on labs 
  • Program start date: August/September 2022 

Interested in this electrical applications career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Welding

Industry: Trade 
Starting wage: ~$19 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Stratatech (4210 E. Washington St.) 
Number of students: Up to 20 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA/Stratatech scholarship 

  • 7-month, hands-on program in the afternoons (12:45pm-5:45pm) 
  • New virtual reality training component that enhances and reinforces the skills taught in the classroom and hands on labs  
  • Program start date: August/September 2022 

Interested in this welding career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Electro-Mechanical Technologies

Industry: Trade 
Starting wage: ~$22 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Stratatech (4210 E. Washington St.) 
Number of students: Up to 20 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA/Stratatech scholarship 

  • 9-month, hands-on program in the afternoons (12:45pm-5:45pm) 
  • New virtual reality training component that enhances and reinforces the skills taught in the classroom and hands on labs
  • Learn about the control systems that integrate computers, hydraulics, pneumatics, motor controls, robotics, and mechanical drives to perform an automated process 
  • Program start date: August/September 2022 

Interested in this electro-mechanical technologies career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Healthcare Opportunities

 

Emergency Medical Technician

Industry: Healthcare 
Starting wage: ~$17.60 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: EVIT (1601 W. Main St.) 
Number of students: Up to 15 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA 

  • 16-week program 
  • Provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services
  • Program start date: August/September 2022

Interested in this EMT career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Nursing Assistant

Industry: Healthcare 
Starting wage: ~$16.45 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Gateway Community College (108 N. 40th St.) 
Number of students: Up to 15 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA/ARPA 

  • 16-week program  
  • Potential employers include Mayo Clinic, HonorHealth, and more 
  • Program start date: September 2022 

Interested in this nursing assistant career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Community Health Worker

Industry: Healthcare 
Starting wage: ~$17.60 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Paradise Valley Community College (18401 N. 32th St.) 
Number of students: Up to 15 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA/ARPA 

  • ~9-month program 
  • Potential employers include Mayo Clinic, HonorHealth, and other healthcare providers
  • Program start date: September 2022 

Interested in this community health worker career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!

 

Phlebotomy Assistant

Industry: Healthcare 
Starting wage: ~$17.20 per hour 
Type: Program training certificate 
Location: Gateway Community College (108 N. 40th St.) 
Number of students: Up to 15 Fresh Start students 
Financial aid: WIOA/ARPA 

  • 16-week program 
  • Potential employers include Mayo Clinic, HonorHealth, and other healthcare providers 
  • Program start date: September 2022 

Interested in this phlebotomy assistant career training opportunity?
Email intake@fswf.org to learn more and get started!