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Las Vegas Selected as Talent Hub by National Foundations

Lumina Foundation, in partnership with the Kresge Foundation, has announced the designation of Las Vegas and six other communities across the country
as Talent Hubs. These cities, along with 17 others selected in 2017, earned this designation by meeting rigorous standards for creating environments that attract, retain, and cultivate talent. Talent Hub cities are focused on raising the nation’s overall posthigh school attainment level to 60 percent of working-age adults by 2025 and committed to eliminating deep disparities in educational outcomes among African-Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians, who fare poorly in contrast with white and Asian students. CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

The Partners are United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN), the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), College of Southern Nevada (CSN), and the Governor's Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN).

New Apprenticeship Programs Approved

At the May State Apprenticeship Council meeting, new apprenticeship programs and occupations were approved. Several occupations across multiple in-demand occupations such as information technology and advanced manufacturing, including the first occupation in hospitality with MGM Resorts International. CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

Workforce Events From Last Month

The Business of Education Luncheon

On May 10, 2018, Washoe County School District and the Career Technical Education department collaborated with a host of regional and state partners to highlight the great work going on in the district to prepare their 65,000 students to meet local employers’ workforce needs.  The Business of Education Luncheon is held annually and is a great opportunity to engage with education, nonprofits, business and industry. OWINN partnered with the district and held focus groups with students and educators on the state’s efforts to expand Registered Apprenticeships. Keep an ear out for next year’s luncheon!

2018 Student Workforce & Innovation Summit

On May 11, 2018, OWINN partnered with Clark County School District and the Career Technical Education department to host the first Student Workforce and Innovation Summit. The conference connected nearly 200 high school seniors who may not have a robust post-high school plan to employers, training programs such as apprenticeships, and community resources as they get ready to graduate and enter the workforce. We are thankful of the employers and partners who stepped up. A brief Post-Summit Report is available on the OWINN report page along with a few pictures from above. 

Career In Motion

On May 16, 2018, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and other key partners held the annual Careers in Motion event that featured transit and union trade jobs to connect individuals to education and meaningful careers in transportation, construction, engineering and design. It was a great event, which also included conditional on-site hiring and information about apprenticeship opportunities. OWINN was glad to be a partner. Do not miss next year’s Careers in Motion event!

Upcoming Workforce Events/Meetings You May Find Interesting

  • Mentor Match Event - Hosted by My Brother's Keeper Alliance
    • Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Nevada Partners; 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd. North Las Vegas, NV 89030; for more info contact (702) 229-6052
    • Meet with several community mentoring orgs in one place & explore how your skills and interests match the mission of these orgs

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

Five 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

Statewide Workforce Updates, News, etc.

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(702) 486-8080

http://gov.nv.gov/OWINN/

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