Robots are rapidly transforming the way we live and work — and now they are playing a pivotal role in health care and the advancement of surgical techniques, including at Carson Tahoe Health here in Northern Nevada.
What is an incubator? “… It creates a community or ecosystem for people that are starting businesses or may own a small business that’s starting to grow,” said Miya MacKenzie, chief professional officer of Adams Hub, located in downtown Carson City. “It’s providing the services for startups and small businesses that they need.”
October may be proclaimed as Manufacturing Month but in Carson City, the concept goes beyond appreciation: It’s a field transforming local students and shaping the future, especially in Nevada. Carson High School and Western Nevada College unveiled Career Technical Education laboratories, in conjunction with offering credits for courses that will help begin careers with tech industries such as General Electric, Panasonic, Tesla.
A new business center in an old location is launching in March. Battle Born Business Center is opening at 1000 N. Division St. in Carson City after a $1 million-plus renovation of the 39 year-old building.
John Doiron, Carson High School’s Career and Technical Education’s new manufacturing instructor, stood in front of the Carson Area Manufacturers Forum in early June to outline his plan for the manufacturing program and to ask for their support in sharing their knowledge to develop curriculum, being guest speakers in class and inviting students in to their facilities for field trips, internships and other work-based learning experiences. It’s all part of Doiron’s master plan to unite CHS CTE’s new four year program and local manufacturers who are competing with the likes of Tesla and others for skilled technical workers.
Jim Newman, 54, is a partner at Holland & Hart LLP, a law firm established in 1947 that now has more than 470 lawyers serving clients from 15 offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C. Newman is also the administrative partner for the firm’s offices in Reno and Carson City, a position he has held since March 2013.
Things are heating up in the Reno area as the nation’s largest provider of solar power officially announced its arrival in Northern Nevada. SolarCity launched its service in Reno, Sparks and Carson City on February 17, allowing customers to start placing orders for solar panel installations. The company’s entry into the area further expands its footprint in the Silver State. Nevada became the 15th state served by SolarCity after it launched in the Las Vegas area in May of last year.