Expanding Pathways into the Workforce for All Working-Age Adults
INVESTING IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Recovering from the pandemic, Southern Nevada needs a skilled workforce to remain competitive in a global, technology-focused economy.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
We provide Southern Nevadans the skills they need through professional skills training, career readiness programs, certification and credential assistance, supportive services, and case management services.
RESULTS & OUTCOMES
Over the past 3 years, through United Way of Southern Nevada's support,1575 people received case management and employment support to achieve economic security, and more than 1200 people found employment.
IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY
Since 2015, the proportion of working-age adults with full-time year-round employment increased by 3.5% (to 67%).
Helping Parents Learn the Skills They Need to Get Back to Work
After graduating high school with no hope of attending college, Selena felt she had limited options for her future. At only 24 years old, Selena gave birth to her first child and was determined to build a better future for her and her son. Through the support of UWSN, Foundation for An Independent Tomorrow (FIT) helped Selena enroll in a job training program. Through hard work, dedication and the help of a FIT counselor, she achieved her goal of becoming a certified medical assistant. Selena is proud of all that she achieved through the FIT program and has hope for a successful career in the medical field. She is looking forward to moving up in her career and providing compassionate care to families in Southern Nevada for years to come.