CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday the appointment of nine members to the Community College Workforce Training and Programs Committee. The committee was formed through the signing of Assembly Bill 450.
“Nevada’s community colleges continue to play a pivotal role in the training and development of our workforce as we rebuild our State’s economy. Now more than ever, we must harness the educational opportunities institutions of higher education provide to help prepare Nevadans for the jobs of the future,” said Governor Sisolak. “I am confident in the leadership and expertise of the members of this committee, and I look forward to their results as we continue to work hard to meet the needs of Nevada’s students and our workforce.”
The legislation was first proposed during the Governor’s 2021 State of the State address with the intent of aligning workforce training and programs offered by community colleges in Nevada, to ensure that Nevadans are trained and ready for the demands of the current workforce.
The committee is charged with conducting an interim study concerning opportunities to align workforce training and programs offered by community colleges in this State.
The following members representing experience from across the educational system have been appointed to the Community College Workforce Training and Programs Committee:
- Dr. Melody Rose, Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE)
- Dr. Federico Zaragoza, President at College of Southern Nevada
- Stacey Bostwick, Director of Workforce Development at GOED
- Kurt Thigpen, CEO of Ace Studios
- Myisha Boyce, President & Managing Member at MYS LLC
- Ryan Woodward, CFO at National Technical Institute
- Chris Trolson- Assistant Director of Training at Southern Nevada Operating Engineers JATC
- Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Nevada Department of Education
- Derrick Hill, Division Vice President Sales, and Market Operations at Cox Communications
– Courtesy of The Office of the Governor.
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting research universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges, and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents. The System includes the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada State College, Desert Research Institute, the College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College.