Workforce Innovations for a New Nevada (WINN)

One of the opportunities for companies looking to expand or locate their business operation in Nevada is the State’s ready and willing workforce, as well as Nevada’s commitment to create training programs that will equip workers with the skills needed by our employers.

WINN represents the first workforce development training program of its kind in Nevada and is a commitment to businesses to arm them with the skilled employees that they need. The program is administered by GOED in coordination Nevada System of Higher Education, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovations, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, and the Nevada Department of Education. Since its inception, WINN has made more than $4 million in strategic investments to enable accelerated on-ramps to high-skill and high wage jobs in a New Nevada.

Employer Assistance

Employers may receive assistance from GOED to connect to an existing program or develop a custom program to meet their unique needs.  Employers should complete the WINN Interest Form to get connected to the Workforce Development and Industry teams at GOED.

Authorized Providers

Employers can connect to existing industry partnerships funded by WINN, or reach out to authorized providers to explore workforce training needs.

Current Programs

College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Home Health Aide Training

College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Manufacturing Skills Training Program (MSTP)

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Certified Logistics Associate

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) P3 Manufacturing Skills Program

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Production Technician Gateway Program

Western Nevada College (WNC) Advanced Manufacturing Technician

Western Nevada College (WNC) Manfacturing Technician Certification

Providers may apply to include their program on this list here.

WINN Applications

Pre-applications are strongly recommended to be completed prior to submitting a full application.

The pre-application creates awareness for GOED staff and an opportunity to provide feedback and support prior to the full application development.

Applications for funding must be received by GOED not less than 30 days prior to the next GOED Board meeting for consideration.

Applications are evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Consistency with the state plan for economic development and unified state plan.
  • Support of the industrial and economic development of all geographic areas of the state.
  • Provision of high-skill opportunities to state residents.
  • Connection to high-wage jobs for state residents.
  • Creation of equal opportunities to ensure equity, mobility and sustainability.
  • Extensive industry involvement in program development.
  • Integration with workforce development programming.
  • Measurable outcome projections and workforce diversity action plans.
  • Utilization of materials that are produced or bought in Nevada.

Application

Letter of Support Template

WINN Budget Template

WINN in the News

Las Vegas Sun: Board OKs funds for workforce development 

TMCC: New GOED Grant Furthers Tesla Training

WINN Funds Create New Model of Workforce Training and a GAME CHANGER for Nevada Students

More information on the WINN Program can be found here.

Please contact GOED’s Workforce Development Program Coordinator at sbostwick@diversifynevada.com with additional questions.

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