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One of the opportunities for companies looking to expand or locate their business operation in Nevada is the State’s ready and willing workforce, as well as Nevada’s commitment to create training programs that will equip workers with the skills needed by our employers.

WINN represents the first workforce development training program of its kind in Nevada and is a commitment to businesses to arm them with the skilled employees that they need. The program is administered by GOED in coordination Nevada System of Higher Education, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovations, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, and the Nevada Department of Education. Since its inception, WINN has made more than $8 million in strategic investments to enable accelerated on-ramps to high-skill and high wage jobs in a New Nevada.

 

Employer Assistance

Employers may receive assistance from GOED to connect to an existing program or develop a custom program to meet their unique needs.  Employers should complete the WINN Interest Form to get connected to the Workforce Development and Industry teams at GOED.

Authorized Providers

Employers can connect to existing industry partnerships funded by WINN, or reach out to authorized providers to explore workforce training needs.

Current Programs

Multnomah University – Reno Technology Academy Cybersecurity Program

Multnomah University – Reno Technology Academy Internet of Things (IoT) Program

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Production Technician Gateway Program

Providers may apply to include their program on this list here.

Previously Funded Programs

College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Home Health Aide Training

College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Manufacturing Skills Training Program (MSTP)

College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certificate Program

Great Basin College (Elko) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program

Great Basin College (GBC – Ely Center) Diesel Technology Program

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Certified Logistics Associate

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Data Analytics Certificate Program

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) P3 Manufacturing Skills Program

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) CNA Technology and Telehealth Certificate Program

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Health Information Technology and Data Analytics Program

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Clinical Research Administrator Program

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Clinical Preceptor Program Summary

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Genetics Genomics Genetic Counselor Program Summary

Western Nevada College (WNC) Manufacturing Technician Certification

Western Nevada College (WNC) Advanced Manufacturing Technician

 

WINN Application Process

Pre-applications are required to be completed prior to submitting a full application.

The pre-application creates awareness for GOED staff, ensures alignment with the State Economic Development Plan and provides an opportunity to give feedback and support prior to the full application development.

 

Pre-Applications Due

Board Meeting

No Applications will be taken

September 19, 2019

January 2020, Exact Date TBD

September 26, 2019

December 16, 2019

March 2020, Date TBD

Applications are evaluated using the following criteria:

 

WINN Application Budget Template

Sample Letter of Support

WINN Recipient Resources

WINN Modification Form  For budget and/or scope modification requests

WINN Grantee Resource Guide

WINN Equipment Inventory For tracking and close-out

WINN in the News 

Las Vegas Sun: Board OKs funds for workforce development 

TMCC: New GOED Grant Furthers Tesla Training

WINN Funds Create New Model of Workforce Training and a GAME CHANGER for Nevada Students

NNBV: Programs aim to boost workforce for booming IOT, cybersecurity industries

GOED authorizes retention of $2.4 million in equipment funded through WINN

Reports

2017-2018 Biennial Report 

 

More information on the WINN Program can be found here.

Please contact GOED’s Workforce Development Program Coordinator at sbostwick@diversifynevada.com with additional questions.

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