Southern Arizona Manufacturing Partners (SAMP) is an industry-led initiative, partnering with education and the public sector, to develop the manufacturing workforce of the future.

Our Initiatives:


Workforce Development
Place students who have met certain criteria in internships with our member companies so that they can gain real-life skills they need to succeed in today’s manufacturing industry.


Curriculum Development
We partner with Pima County JTED precision machining programs at Tucson Magnet High School, Desert View High School, and Pima Community College to develop curriculum with nationally recognized, industry-validated credentials.


Help Build Careers in Manufacturing
Promote a world-class image of careers in manufacturing to students, teachers, parents and elected officials. Work one-on-one with students in internships to develop the skills they need for a career in manufacturing.


Support Southern Arizona’s Manufacturers
Attend events that promote the Southern Arizona manufacturing sector.


Our Mission

To produce a highly trained, nationally credentialed workforce to fill today’s manufacturing jobs. SAMP develops partnerships with high schools, colleges, local and federal government, and industry to implement SAMP's industry recognized educational process. This process facilitates community transformation by helping the region to develop economically, fosters positive manufacturing growth, builds extended business opportunities, and creates jobs. The result is a better future for Southern Arizona youth, veterans, and families all while transforming the Southern Arizona business community.


Learn more about becoming a member.


Learn more about internship opportunities.



"It is amazing what you can accomplish, if you do not care who gets the credit."

 Former President Harry S. Truman 
33rd United States President (1884 - 1972)


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