Nevada is a leader in innovation because we’re approaching it from all angles. We’re leading the way in groundbreaking transportation technologies and renewable energy production to create more accessible cities and a more sustainable world.
More than $2.4 million in state-funded equipment previously authorized for workforce development programs at Nevada colleges will remain with the schools, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced recently.
An estimated 20 percent of seniors work or are looking for work, which is twice as many as 20 years ago. Of course, there are many reasons for this. It might be a desire to remain active. It could be that finances are dictating a working life beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. It could be a chance to launch a second career that we always dreamed about.
According to a recent report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Amazon, technology is playing an increasing role in economic growth. The report found rural small businesses in Nevada could increase sales enough to add more than 9,800 jobs to the state over the next three years if they utilize more digital tools.
The program gives Nevada high school students the opportunity to work full-time as production associates at the Tesla Gigafactory in Northern Nevada. Planted east of Reno-Sparks in Storey County, the 1.9-million-square-foot-and-growing factory manufactures electric batteries, including motors for the Model 3, Tesla’s first mass-market vehicle.
It’s a Wednesday afternoon inside Truckee Meadows Community College’s new advanced manufacturing lab, located at the TMCC Applied Technology Center on Edison Way in Reno, which is humming along during a demonstration. The lab is proof TMCC is doubling down on efforts to prepare the Nevada workforce for openings at Tesla and many other companies playing a robot-centric role in the state’s booming advanced manufacturing sector.
Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno is launching an Advanced Leadership Academy in February 2019. According to a news release, the program was created “to meet workforce needs in the quickly growing Northern Nevada economy.”