Get Going, Get Growing (4G) Internship
In this employment skills training program young adult interns work with members of the Ajo Regional Food Partnership on forwarding Ajo’s local food system. Interns work on a wide array of projects including: soil amendment, fence installations, growing capacity, chicken care and food preparation. In addition to learning about sustainable agricultural practices, interns focus on improving “soft skills” such as promptness, dependability and communication skills. Work hours are scheduled daily Tuesday through Saturday for about 2-3 hours in the early mornings. The program runs year round with breaks for Thanksgivng, Christmas and part of August.

To see what’s been happening with 4G, please visit us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GetGoingGetGrowing

Maintenance Repairer, Apprentice to Journeyman Program
This program is a 3 year (4,000 hour) paid apprenticeship program. Apprentices learn the basics of multiple building trades while working with area handymen on repair and renovation projects in the community. The program is registered with the Arizona Apprenticeship Office and the United State Department of Labor.

In order to be eligible for the program, apprentices must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Available to work mornings (Mon-Fri)
  • Able to commit to 25-30 hours per week
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.A.
  • Capable of meeting program physical requirements with reasonable accommodations
  • Be in possession of, or working toward, a high school diploma or GED

Future Programming
In order to best meet the evolving needs of employers and potential employees in Ajo, Why, Lukeville and the Western Tohono O’odham Nation, we plan to expand our training opportunities into other fields. Potential training modules include: home energy auditing, hospitality training and home health care.

For applications or more information on any of our employment training opportunities, visit the ISDA Office at 38 W Plaza, Ajo, AZ 85321 (in the Ajo Plaza).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program • ISDA prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities, or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and retaliation. ISDA must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible.


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