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State of Nevada Awarded Additional ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant Funds by U.S. Department of Labor

 Governor Brian Sandoval announced Nevada was awarded an additional $968,595 ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion grant funds by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) will serve as the agency pass-through for the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) to administer the grant funds and strategic activities. OWINN’s engagement with education, economic development, and workforce entities will promote coordination and alignment across agencies to scale apprenticeships. OWINN continues to leverage partnerships with DETR, the Nevada Department of Education, the Nevada System of Higher Education, local workforce investment boards, and employers to work towards the goal of proving Registered Apprenticeships (RA) as a tool to fill needs for both employers and job seekers CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

Looking for Workforce Data? Explore the Statewide Longitudinal Data System

The Nevada P-20 to Workforce Research Data System (NPWR) is a state of the art research tool that links data from the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), and the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) to provide a longitudinal view of the trends shaping our state's education and workforce outcomes. NPWR uses secure, de-identified data from the three contributing agencies to develop interactive dashboards and reports that the public can use to better understand the interaction between education and workforce so that they can make data-driven decisions. For example, users can explore the Career Earnings dashboard report to examine the differences in wage outcomes by which type of degree is attained or which NSHE programs have graduates that have the highest median wages. The user can then use that information to make an informed choice on a career path from education to the workforce. Outside of the dashboards and reports, other tools, such as STEM Hub and Career Path Nevada, leverage NPWR data to provide a focused look at career pathway opportunities. Click HERE to visit the site and learn more!

Workforce Event(s) From Last Month

The Governor's Education To Workforce Summit 

On June 28th, 2018, OWINN collaborated with  Lifeworks- Nevada Department of Education to highlight the  statewide effort to prepare students to meet local employers’ workforce needs. The Governor's Education to Workforce Summit was attended by educators, employers, workforce partners, and business and industry professionals who are interested in learning about designing work-based learning programs and explore career pathways such as Career Technical Education.

Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison provided wonderful and perfect opening remarks, Jeremy Aguero from Applied Analysis shared insightful data on workforce, and State Superintendent Canavero did a great job sharing the Summit's purpose. 

Mary Beth Sewald, President & CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, shared a powerful keynote with examples from students and concluded with a strong call to action for organizations and businesses to engage in the various forms of work-based learning such as being a class speaker, hosting tours, providing internships for secondary students, or exploring apprenticeships. 

Keep an eye out for future convenings and the launch of the statewide work-based learning hub coming soon!!

This Summit was made possible by a grant OWINN received from the National Governors Association as part of the national work-based learning policy academy and the New Skills For Youth grant NDE received from JP Morgan Chase & the Council of Chief State Schools Officers. It was also made possible from efforts of stellar workforce partners: DETR, GOED, NSHE, Workforce Connections, OSIT, & our Business & Industry partners. Special thanks to the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce!

 

Upcoming Workforce Events/Meetings You May Find Interesting

  • Governor's Workforce Development Board (full board meeting)
    • July 17, 2018
      • Time: 10:00am; Agenda posted on OWINN's website
  • Southern NV Forum - Economic Development Committee Meeting
    • July 23, 2018
      • Time: 8:00 A.M. LV Metro Chamber of Commerce 

The events shared in our newsletter are not intended to indicate OWINN endorsement; although at times they can mean OWINN participation. 

Six Workforce Articles OWINN Read You May Find Interesting:

Workforce Resources & Funding Opportunity

  • Funding Opportunity Your Organization May Want to Consider - YouthBuild CLICK HERE 
    • The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $85 million in grant funds. Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOL will award grants through a competitive process to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities.  In addition to construction skills training, YouthBuild applicants may include occupational skills training in other in-demand industries.  This expansion into additional in-demand industries is the Construction Plus component, a priority in this grant competition.

    • If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: Katie Neupane Grants Management Specialist Neupane.Katie.E@dol.gov

  • Nevada's Apprenticeship Project YouTube Video: CLICK HERE to view. 
  • NEVADA LAUNCHES NEW EMPLOYMENT SERVICES WEBSITE! Click HERE to visit Employ NV's webpage to look for jobs and career resources OR to post an opening as an employer

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