FAQ

What job titles might Project FUTRE prepare me for?

Graduates would be well-prepared for roles such as: Behavioral Health Paraprofessional, Family Support Specialist, Community Health Worker, Community Outreach Worker, Social Services Aide, Mental Health Worker, Promotoro/a, Youth Worker, etc.

What are the selection criteria for Project FUTRE?

We prioritize demographic and experiential diversity in each cohort. Interest in pursuing the Level II apprenticeship is also a plus.

Is participation in the Level II Apprenticeship required to participate in Project FUTRE?

Participation in Level II is not required for admission to Project FUTRE. However, we encourage all applicants to consider applying for an apprenticeship position and admission priority will be given to those interested in on-the-job, apprenticeship training. The goal of this program is to create relevant Behavioral Health Aide work experience and increase the workforce in Southern Arizona communities.

Do I have to work as a full-time employee to participate in the Level II Apprenticeship?

You are encouraged but not required to work as a full-time employee in the Level II Apprenticeship.

How will I be paid by The University of Arizona?

For Level I, each Trainee will receive monthly checks. This can be setup via direct deposit or mailed to the Trainee. This does require the Trainee submit a W-9 directly to the University of Arizona Financial Services Office. The Financial Coordinator and Financial Services Office will walk each Trainee through the payment process. 

How will I be paid by the provider organization for Level II: Apprenticeship?

Following completion of the Level I, pre-apprenticeship, Trainees who are admitted to the Level II apprenticeship will be hired and work as an employee for one of several partner organizations As their employee, they will pay your salary directly. This will be coordinated and managed during the partner hiring and HR proces.