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OWINN Submits Semiannual Report to Legislature on its Activities & Accomplishments

As requested by the legislature, OWINN submitted its semi-annual report highlighting performance measures and key activities and accomplishments over the past six months that helped improve Nevada’s education to workforce pipeline. OWINN had 15 activities and accomplishments during this six-month period. Read HERE or view all of OWINN's reports HERE

Some of OWINN's Activities & Accomplishments highlighted in the report are:

  1. Governor’s Education to Workforce Summit – Increased awareness of Nevada’s efforts
    to scale work-based learning and career pathway systems
  2. 2018 Student Workforce and Innovation Summit – Connected Nevada’s high school
    seniors without a plan to employers and the workforce
  3. Scaled Registered Apprenticeships with 2 new program sponsors and 11 additional
  4. OWINN was the recipient of $968,595 in ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion grant
    continuation funds
  5. Nevada’s 2-year State Plan Modifications were accepted by U.S. Department of Labor
  6. NPWR reports updated with data visualization to better engage Nevadans on
    workforce data

Workforce Event(s) From Last Month

 2018 Student Workforce & Innovation Summit

Check out this short video from the 2018 Student Workforce & Innovation Summit. We partnered with CCSD, CTE & Clark County to connect about 200 students without post high school plans to employers, supportive services, and job training opportunities as they are launched into the workforce. 

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

  • Economic Development Committee meeting - Southern NV Forum
    • August 21 & September 21 2018, LV Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Governor's Conference on Business 2018 - October 18, 2018
    • Rio All-Suite Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Governor's Workforce Development Board (full board meeting)
    • October 23rd, 2018
    • Time: 9:00AM; Agenda will be posted on OWINN's website

If your organization has an appropriate workforce related event that should be shared with the broader public, please email the event info to

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

Four Workforce Articles OWINN Read You May Find Interesting:

NPWR Facts

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. 

Check this out!!

ACT Benchmark Report - (Click Here)

  • Of Nevada students who score at least an 18 in English on their ACT, 80% enrolled in an NSHE college-level English course earn a C or better.
  • Of Nevada students who score at least a 22 in mathematics on their ACT, 64% enrolled in an NSHE college-level mathematics course earn a C or better.
  • Of Nevada students who score at least a 23 in science on their ACT, 73% enrolled in an NSHE college-level science course earn a C or better.

Career Earnings - (Click Here)

  • NSHE Graduates in Engineering, Engineering Technologies, Computer and Information Sciences, and Construction Trades consistently had the highest median wages from 2004-2015.
  • NSHE Graduates in Engineering Technologies and Engineering Related Fields or Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services were consistently the highest median wage earners among those earning Associate’s degrees from 2004-2015.
  • NSHE Graduates in Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, and Health Professions and Related Programs were consistently the highest median wage earners among those earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from 2004-2015.
  • NSHE Graduates in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services were consistently one of the highest median wage earners among those earning Master’s degrees. Their median wages on average were $21,000 more than those earning Bachelor’s degrees in the same program.

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

  • 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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