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Emsi SkillsMatch program to help Nevadans get back to work

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 15:31:37-05

In an effort to help Nevadans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) are using CARES Act funding to make the Emsi SkillsMatch tool available for those seeking to get back into the job market.

The Nevada SkillsMatch tool is free and available here.

It is not a job board, but it can be used to connect individuals to jobs that meet their qualifications. The SkillsMatch tool helps individuals understand career and education opportunities that may be a good fit with past experience.

Skills provide the common language for these three groups. Emsi will use the language of skills to connect displaced workers with training or job opportunities based on their skills.

The SkillsMatch platform quickly audits a person’s experience and training and couples it with their career goals.

With this information, SkillsMatch identifies their existing skills, the training needed to fill any skill gaps, and the local job opportunities to get them back on their desired career path.

To do this, Emsi is working closely with the university and community college systems, along with local workforce boards, to develop skills-based training and education.