Today, Governor Sisolak announced that the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation is the recipient of a $13 million federal grant to support short-term job training programs to help prepare unemployed and underemployed individuals for in-demand occupations in Nevada. This funding comes as part of available CARES act funding. The funding will bring the opportunity to offer expanded, streamlined access to short-term courses, credential and pathways in high-growth, high-wage sectors including manufacturing, health care, information technology, logistics and skilled trades. The full press release can be read HERE.
The Governor also announced that he plans to provide updates to the current COVID-19 Statewide Baseline Mitigation Standards’ (also known as Statewide Standards) next week. These updates will be issued via an emergency directive and will include adjustments to the current capacity limit for gatherings, lifting certain restrictions on youth sports, and other updates to current Statewide Standards. The Governor will hold a press conference next week to discuss the new updates prior to the directive being issued.
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