Strategic Changes That Led To Expanded Work-Based Learning In The New Nevada
Core partners play a critical role in scaling career pathways for work-based learning and ensuring systems alignment, communications and improvement. Core partners include Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN); Nevada Department of Education (NDE), Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR); Workforce Connections; Office of Science, Innovation & Technology (OSIT); local school districts, and business and industry. All partners are engaged in various aspects of work-based learning.
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The objective of the Policy Academy is to expand high-quality work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults to enter middle-skill jobs in which they can use, particularly jobs requiring STEM skills.
Was originally introduced by Governor Sandoval during his State of the State address. This legislation expands dual enrollment opportunities for all Nevada students by minimizing cost barriers, institutional obstacles, and other challenges that may be preventing students from pursuing dual credit coursework.