Sector Councils

Sector Councils Mission

The mission of the Governor’s Workforce Development Board (GWDB) Industry Sector Councils is to provide the space for Nevada employers and partners to engage in facilitated conversations regarding industry opportunities and challenges that will guide state workforce development strategy and activity.

Legal Authority

NRS 232.935 requires the Governor’s Workforce Development Board to establish industry sector councils. Governor Sandoval’s March 2016 Executive Order 2016-08 required a reorganization of the Sector Councils in order to better align workforce development efforts in the state.

Sector Councils Established

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Issue recommendations and insights based upon short- and long-term employment and occupational forecasts.
  • Make recommendations concerning the necessary skill and education requirements for in-demand jobs.
  • Identify job training opportunities and education programs determined to have the greatest likelihood of success in meeting Nevada’s workforce needs via the development of talent pipelines/career pathways .