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Request For Proposals ( RFP) For Work- Based Learning Pay- For- Performance Workforce Grants

OWINN is requesting proposals for Work-Based Learning Pay-For-Performance Grants. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply for funding from $50,000
to $200,000. This is an excellent opportunity for organizations that are effective at connecting
individuals to employment to design or expand work-based learning programs.

Types of Work– Based Learning:
 Internship/Co-Operatives
 On-the-Job Learning (OJL)
 Job Related Technical Instruction (RTI)
 Pre-Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship Readiness Training
Targeted Industries: Aerospace and Defense, Construction, Advanced-Manufacturing, Mining, Technology, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Natural Resources

RFPs for the Work-Based Learning Pay-For-Performance
Grants are due October 9, 2018. Finalists will be named in late October 2018 with contracts starting after approval at the following Board of Examiners (BOE) meeting. All grants are contingent on BOE approval.

For more information or to apply, please visit the OWINN website ( and download the application titled R FP 2018 W BL Pay-For-Performance under “Important Links.” The RFP can be found on the OWINN webpage and will be up for 45 days – closing on October 9, 2018 9:00 a.m. 

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Call for Proposals: Work Smart Nevada – Careers for A New Economy

Submit action-oriented session proposals for Work Smart Nevada – Careers for A New Economy, a conference hosted by ACT and the Nevada Office of Workforce Innovation.

This event will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Western Nevada College in Carson City.

Session topics may include, but are not limited to: college and career readiness, successful K-12, postsecondary, and business partnerships, work-based learning, navigating key transition points, pathway programming, and preparing secondary/postsecondary students for the workplace.

Audience members will represent K-12 (teachers, counselors, administrators, CTE staff), postsecondary (admissions, placement, career services), workforce (employers, HR staff, workforce and economic development), and policymakers.

All proposals will be reviewed by the conference planning committee and must be submitted no later than Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Submit Your Proposal Here!

Criteria for Review of Proposals:

  • Relevance of session to event theme and to educators and workforce professionals throughout Nevada
  • Evidence of the impact of the highlighted best practice
  • Feasibility of the session fitting into a 45-minute format

Individuals who submit a session proposal for consideration will be informed no later than Monday, October 8, 2018. Only 15 breakout sessions will be selected to present.

For more information, please contact Savanah Schott at

Upcoming Workforce Events/Meetings You May Find Interesting

  • Economic Development Committee meeting - Southern NV Forum
    • September 21st,  2018  LV Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Governor's Conference on Business 2018 - October 18, 2018
    • Rio All-Suite Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Construction Career Day- October 5th, 2018 for more information  (Click Here)
  • Silver State Grant Conference- For Affordable Targeted Professional Development - January 10th -11th, 2019. For more information(Click Here)
    • For Advertising Opportunities For Silver State Conference (Click Here)
  • Nevada Commission For Women: Women's Empowerment Workshop- October 4th, 2018; Time: 7:30- 10:00am; RSVP by September 27, 2018 to

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. 

Three 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 it 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 (2011-16), 58% continue to post-secondary education. 12% attend a private or out-of-state institution, 23% attend community college, and 23% attend a four-year .
  • NSHE Graduates who continued to higher ed, 36% of those attending a 4-year @NSHE institution required remediation. 54% of those attending NSHE community college required remediation.
  • The largest total amount of annual openings by occupation in Nevada is for teachers at 1262 openings. NSHE graduates meet 61.6% of that occupational demand with 778 statewide graduates.
  • Of the graduates of NSHE degree programs in education, 67% were employed in Nevada with an average wage of $41,352.
  •  Of the graduates of NSHE degree programs in information technology, 69% were employed in Nevada with an average wage of $53,954

Workforce Resources & Funding Opportunity

  • 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
  • Nevada's Apprenticeship Project YouTube Video: CLICK HERE to view.

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