Helping Nevada Get to Work
Workforce Development plays a pivotal role in driving collaborative initiatives aimed at enhancing Nevada’s workforce in partnership with Nevada’s community colleges, state college, and universities that constitute the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Additionally, the department collaborates with relevant state agencies to work towards the seamless alignment of educational and workforce goals. The mission revolves around nurturing and expanding programs that are strategically designed to equip the workforce with the skills, knowledge, and expertise required across a diverse spectrum of industries critical to Nevada’s economy and the well-being of its residents.
This multifaceted approach entails several key responsibilities:
Strategic Program Development
The department actively engages in strategic program development; working closely with NSHE institutions to create innovative educational programs that are directly aligned with the needs of Nevada’s key economic sectors.
Building strong partnerships with industry leaders ensure that workforce development initiatives are rooted in industry insights and that graduates are well-prepared to meet the demands of their chosen fields.
Program Growth and Enhancement
The department focuses on the continual growth and refinement of educational offerings. The department seeks opportunities to expand the reach of these programs and enhance their quality, ensuring that learners have access to cutting-edge educational resources and technology.
Recognizing that Nevada’s economy is diverse across regions, the department tailors workforce development efforts to address regional disparities and specific industry needs, ensuring that communities across the state benefit from these initiatives.
Access and Inclusivity
The department is committed to promoting accessibility and inclusivity in higher education. By developing programs that are responsive to diverse populations, the department ensures that educational opportunities are available to all, regardless of background or circumstance.
Data analysis and research are integral to this work. Labor market data, trends, and workforce needs guide decision-making and program development, thus ensuring that educational resources are effectively targeted.
Advocacy and Outreach
The department engages in advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the importance of workforce development. They collaborate with policymakers, employers, and community stakeholders to champion the role of higher education in shaping a skilled workforce.
NSHE Workforce Development is a dynamic and strategic force, dedicated to fostering educational initiatives that empower individuals with the skills and knowledge required to contribute to Nevada’s economy. Through collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to regional and industry-specific needs, Workforce Development plays a vital role in ensuring that Nevada’s workforce remains competitive and adaptable in an ever-evolving job market.
Programs and Initiatives
NSHE Institutional Workforce Development Departments
Great Basin College GBC Custom Courses for Business and Industry
University of Nevada, Las Vegas UNLV Career Services and Workforce Development
Nevada’s lead workforce development agency offering workforce development and related assistance, job placement and training, services for people with disabilities, investigation of claims of discrimination, and more.
Dedicated to fostering the growth and prosperity of economic development initiatives throughout the state.
Nevada GOEDHelps drive a skilled, diverse, and aligned workforce in the state of Nevada by promoting collaboration and cooperation among all entities focused on workforce development.
The state of Nevada Department of Business and Industry’s objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment.
NevadaWorks is Northern Nevada’s hub for job seekers looking for training and employment opportunities, and employers looking to develop and hire skilled workers.
Southern Nevada’s Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) and is responsible for the operation of the One-Stop Delivery System in the Southern Nevada Local Workforce Development Area.
Workforce Development Staff Contacts
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development and Community Colleges
Senior Learning Concierge, MGM College Opportunity Program