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Career training opportunities

Free, hands-on training designed to help you jumpstart a new career in today’s most in-demand industries.

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Launch your new career at Fresh Start

We partner with top educational institutions to give women like you access to free workforce training opportunities that allow you to pursue the career of your dreams and earn a self-sufficient wage. With a variety of training programs to choose from, our Education Advisors will guide you along the path to the career that is a fit for you and your goals.

By enrolling in a training program with Fresh Start, you’ll receive:

  • Personalized career support including resume writing, interview preparation, and more
  • Ability to complete the program alongside other motivated women, creating a support network as you pursue your new career path
  • Direct connections with hiring employers after successful completion of your training program
  • Access to all other Fresh Start offerings in the areas of Family Stability, Health and Well-being, Financial Management, Education & Training, and Careers

Featured programs

We offer free training programs in a variety of industries and formats to help you pursue a career that is perfect for you! Check out some of our featured programs below.

If you don’t see one that’s a fit for you, connect with us to learn more about the other programs that we have available.

Cable Harness Wiring

Are you interested in learning about the electrical side of manufacturing? Or are you looking for a hands on, fulfilling job? A career in Cable Harness Wiring may be the right fit for you!

Fresh Start has partnered with Mesa Community College to offer this 10 day, fully funded, hands-on training for this in-demand career.


In this seven-month, hands-on training program offered by RSI, students will be trained in this highly sought after and in-demand career where women like you are paving….well actually welding their way to better future. 

If you like working with your hands this career path may be perfect and not to mention lucrative.

Grow with Google: Project Management

Whether you are looking to start a new career or grow in your current career, the importance of having project management skills under your belt is important to your future success. 

By participating in Grow with Google’s online Project Management certificate, you will learn how to manage projects efficiently and effectively – a skill that is in high demand.

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Financial Services (SIE)

Take your customer service experience from any industry and apply it to a career in financial services in just four months with the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) program offered by Scottsdale Community College. This program is offered in-person at Fresh Start on Saturdays.

If you have an interest in financial markets and you’re seeking a lucrative career in a stable industry with a lot of growth potential, this is the program for you!

Marketing, IT, & Business

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in Marketing, IT, Business Administration, or Accounting while you work? 

We’ve partnered with Strayer University to offer their Grads to Work program to Fresh Start women. With this unique program, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your degree at no cost, and we’ll help connect you to local employers so you can earn a salary and get a head start on your career while you pursue a degree!

Small Business Start-up

In partnership with Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC), we are proud to offer the PVCC Small Business Start-up Program exclusively to Fresh Start women. Make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality and earn 12 college credits in just nine months!

Courses are offered on Saturdays at Fresh Start and will cover education and training in management, marketing, finance, and business plan development.

Scholarships & funding options

All of the programs that we offer are available at no cost thanks to the financial assistance and scholarship options listed below.

Your dedicated Fresh Start Education Advisor will work with you to determine which financial assistance options you’re eligible for and guide you through the application process.

Grads to Work

Through Strayer University’s Grads to Work program, you can pursue one of five associate’s degree programs at no cost. Plus, earn a salary while you pursue your degree!


The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help motivated job seekers gain the education they need to secure employment. WIOA-eligible programs prepare you for careers with great earning potential and job outlook.

Route to Relief

Route to Relief provides free tuition, monthly stipends, and employment assistance to individuals enrolled in eligible programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges whose employment or household income was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

E. Jean Goulet

The E. Jean Goulet scholarship is available to women accepted into a Fresh Start workforce training program to assist with the cost of tuition as well as additional costs such as certification exams, background checks, and more.

“I am so grateful to be a member of the Impact Program … and Grow With Google. I’ve grown more and more excited as the end of the GWG inches closer because everything in the crows matches what employers are looking for. …I am realizing how much of a leg up I now have with regards to the training and education I received through this program.”



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