Vegas PBS receives American Rescue Plan grant for workforce development

$1,070,000 from Clark County and the City of Las Vegas to help job seekers and businesses

LAS VEGAS, NV – As part of the American Rescue Plan, Vegas PBS has received a collective grant of $1,070,000 from Clark County and the City of Las Vegas to bolster Southern Nevada’s workforce by helping students and under/unemployed adults get matched with the right careers and employers. Vegas PBS will achieve this through the use of the Jobtimize Nevada platform.

The funds come as Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.9% is higher than the national average of 3.7%. Vegas PBS, which has provided workforce training and certification testing to Southern Nevadans for over a decade, will work with a coalition of public and private partners to implement Jobtimize Nevada for education and employment optimization and career placement. Jobtimize is an evidence-based, virtual platform that helps job seekers discover their individual traits and behaviors while employers can use it to find the best candidates for their job openings, careers, apprenticeships, training platforms, credentials and career pathways. Vegas PBS has previously found success with Jobtimize through projects with veterans, the Spring Mountain Youth Camp, and several non-profits and private education partners

“This will definitely be one of our largest endeavors,” said Debra Solt, director of Workforce Training and Economic Development at Vegas PBS. “We’ll be coordinating with a diverse group of educators, training providers and businesses on how to administer and interpret results of the Jobtimize platform and ultimately ensuring that the populations we serve find gainful and satisfying employment.”

The project will serve ARPA-qualifying organizations in Clark County, such as nonprofits, trade associations, micro to small businesses and private and charter schools in qualified census tracks in the City of Las Vegas, and throughout our urban and rural communities within the county.

To learn more about Vegas PBS Workforce Education, please visit vegaspbs.org/workforce-education.

 

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