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GOED Board approves workforce development program

Posted at 1:14 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 18:22:39-04

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board of Directors today approved granting $2 million to the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) for an advanced manufacturing rapid response program.

The funding comes out of the State of Nevada’s Workforce Innovations for the New Nevada (WINN) fund to support companies looking to expand or locate their business operation in Nevada with training programs that will equip workers with the skills needed by employers.

CSN is partnering with the Haas Automation, Inc to expand Advanced Manufacturing workforce training offerings in Southern Nevada. The WINN grant will enable the development of two new middle-skill training programs in this growing industry where there are no programs: Production Technician and Machine Operator.

This expansion will bridge entry-level training currently available to developing longer-term manufacturing training programs to facilitate rapid reemployment strategies.

The funding will include more than a $1 million investment in equipment and infrastructure needed to conduct the training.

The program is expected to begin enrolling trainees by January 2021 and aims to train at least 200 Nevadans each year.