Strengthening Nevada’s Workforce

Strengthening Nevada’s Workforce Development System

A robust and resilient workforce benefits all Nevadans. OWINN is dedicated to equipping Nevadans with the soft and technical skills that are necessary to succeed, reducing the workforce shortage, and diversifying the economy through workforce development programs that are aligned with regional in- demand occupations. To accomplish these goals, OWINN convenes and collaborates with the community, uses data-driven research to identify best practices, and implements programming that builds a Nevada that works for everyone.

Initiatives

Every day the small but mighty OWINN team strengthen Nevadans’ access to career pathways and the skills they need to succeed. Workforce Development has no barriers, it is integrated in Nevada’s K-12 schools, higher education system, business and industry, and overlaps with other critical social services, such as transportation, childcare and affordable housing. When we think about how to lift families out of poverty and help get Nevadans on a successful path it means access to meaningful employment that brings financial independence, purpose, and confidence. Workforce development is the policy tool that drives long-term transformational change for families that builds up entire communities.

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Community Engagement

Workforce development is a constantly changing ecosystem. Government leaders in this policy space must be agile and flexible to respond to the shifting economy and what employers need. What worked yesterday might no longer be the best approach and what may work well for one community might not be the best fit for all Nevadans. This drives the OWINN team to be innovative, dedicated, and bring diverse and local perspectives and ideas to solving some of the State’s most challenging workforce development policy problems.

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Data-driven in Solutions

The Nevada P-20 to Workforce Research Data System (NPWR) is a state-of-the-art research tool that provides Nevadans with unparalleled access to the knowledge needed to understand the trends shaping our state’s education and workforce outcomes. Using state of the art technology and best-in-class security, NPWR is designed to inform education and workforce policies and initiatives across Nevada.

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Workforce Training Programs and Resources

OWINN is dedicated to making it easier for Nevadans to find credential training programs. OWINN is truly a statewide collaborative partnership and works with all State entities such as GOED, NSHE, NDE, NDVS, and OSIT; the local workforce boards, Workforce Connections and Nevada works; the one stops; the Regional Development Agencies; the chambers; local and private training providers; trade associations; and, always willing and excited to hear directly from businesses and industries on their needs and how OWINN can assists.

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