Who We Are and What We Do
Nevadaworks’ mission is to provide employers in Northern Nevada with a skilled, productive workforce that supports the economic needs of local communities.
To fulfill this mission, Nevadaworks will:
- Implement a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act system that meets employer demands for a skilled workforce and increases the employment, retention, and earnings of Nevada’s workers.
- Integrate Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs with private sector needs through economic and community development initiatives.
- Strengthen the local economy by building a skilled workforce.
- Leverage and integrate resources to expand services and maximize effectiveness.
Nevadaworks provides funding to qualified service providers who work directly with a diverse population of individuals who are seeking employment, skills upgrading, or who are entering the workforce for the first time. We believe that a strong workforce is the key to a vibrant and diverse economy.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
In 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The intent of the law is to provide workforce training services to job seekers thus increasing their employment potential, job retention, and earnings while at the same time meeting the employer’s demands for a skilled workforce.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act established Local Workforce Development Boards throughout the country. Nevada has two local boards; Nevadaworks in the north and Workforce Connections in the South. Each board is comprised of local elected officials and other area business professionals. Nevadaworks’ service area includes the thirteen northern Nevada counties of Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, and White Pine. Workforce Connections serves Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln and Nye Counties.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is only the initial framework for creating a world-class workforce development system. The success of this system will depend upon the commitment and collaboration of local area businesses, educational facilities, other agencies and partners.
For more information on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, click here.