The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) was recently awarded the Youth Apprenticeship Readiness grant, "Nevada Youth Alliance" from the U.S. Department of Labor. The application process was extremely competitive and only 14 organizations were awarded nationally. Read the press announcement:
NSHE was recently awarded the Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant
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DETAILS OF THE UPCOMING PROGRAM
The Nevada Alliance for Youth Apprenticeship (NAYA) grant project is a statewide effort to support and expand the development of a robust Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) in Nevada, as well as broadening the scope to include aligned pre-apprenticeships that engage youth in the RAP pipeline, beginning in high school or at age 16. By using a collaborative model that builds on existing successes, our goal is to develop and expand comprehensive, sustainable pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs that can be easily scaled across the state. These will be driven by the high demand job markets across Nevada; led by industry to ensure alignment with training needs; and developed with community colleges and high school career and technical education (CTE) programs. Industry focus will be on healthcare, construction, information technology, advanced manufacturing and mining.
The four-year grant award is $2.5M and will be used to support the development and implementation of quality pre-apprenticeship programs based at the community colleges and high schools, the development of new Registered Apprenticeship programs, tuition for community college coursework utilized for Registered Apprenticeships, and supportive services for students.
Project partners include all community colleges in Nevada, OWINN, OSIT, OCRALEO, CCSD, J4NG (Jobs for Nevada Graduates), Children’s Cabinet, CCSD, EDAWN, Institute for American Apprenticeships (IAA), Nevada Works, and Workforce Connections. Current employer partners include Tesla and Renown Health.