The Reno Mini Maker Faire is scheduled to take place on Saturday July 8, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Idlewild Park. The event is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. People of all ages and backgrounds will come together to show what they are making and share what they have learned along the way. The Faire is a celebration of what makes Northern Nevada unique.
The Pack Internship Grant Program (PIGP) provides funding for individual student internships with local businesses, non-profits and public agencies. Our program seeks to assist local organizations in developing substantive internship opportunities for Nevada students. In addition to providing grant funding for internships (we provide student wages at $12/hour for 120 hours), we will work with you to create a new internship program or renovate an existing internship to ensure a mutually beneficial professional experience.
Technology can touch our lives either through incremental improvements or through revolutionary developments that change the way that things get done. Reno-Tahoe International Airport these days is home to both types of technological innovation as it continues to invest in improved safety and convenience for the thousands of travelers who rely on the airport daily.
At the heart of both companies’ products is photo-catalytic conversion. That technology relies on a titanium dioxide compound that becomes a highly effective air purification system when it’s exposed to ultraviolet light. Unlike traditional air filters, the technology doesn’t capture pollutants. It destroys them, turning them into water and carbon dioxide.
Four decades ago, a new employee likely expected to spend their entire career with the same company. As the years passed, they might rise through the ranks and receive enough on the job training to succeed in their role. Neither employee nor employer gave much thought to continuing an employee’s education. For this generation, there was a social contract between employers and employees. Loyalty was valued, and it went both ways. Companies rewarded longevity and loyalty and employees put company priorities before their own. It was also industry-standard for companies to offer pensions to attract and retain valuable employees.
The Northern Nevada economy is growing after years of economic decline and soft recovery since the Great Recession of 2008 through 2010. In the years following such harsh economic reality, it would be easy for local jurisdictions throughout Northern Nevada to think and act inward. Instead, the region has grown increasingly interconnected.