Learn & Earn Advanced-career Pathways (LEAP)
As the standard template for career pathway development in Nevada, LEAP integrates education, government and industry in a standardized process to ensure that workers have the skills they need to succeed in both the short - and long-term in the New Nevada, that education institutions know what they need to teach, and that companies have a qualified workforce. LEAP is designed to be a dynamic and responsive framework. Under LEAP, the following are essential:
Fully integrated – credits transfer from high school to college and university
Standardized – qualifications obtained are recognized and applicable across an industry
CTE foundation – pathways are rooted in statewide CTE standards
Employer Engagement – company participation is an essential component
Life Long Learning – enabled through the frameworks “on” and “off” ramps
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As of January 2017, LEAP will be integrated into Nevada’s $2 million-winning New Skills for Youth Grant.
LEAP is supported in a joint resolution of the Nevada Board of Regents and Nevada State Board of Education (October 2016). The Washoe County School District received a Workforce Magazine Optimas Silver Award for Managing Change for the district’s utilization of LEAP (November 2015).