OWINN Annual Report

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A skilled and diverse workforce

strengthens all Nevadans.

ANNUAL REPORT

2017-2018

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Dear Fellow Nevadans,

OWINN has had a phenomenal 2017-2018 year. During that time, we collaborated with partners, received grant funding to

support Nevada’s workforce, scaled Registered Apprenticeships into new occupations and industries, provided strategy on

workforce policies that align with the state’s economic vision, and engaged in many strategic initiatives to improve Nevada’s

workforce ecosystem. We also facilitated opportunities to connect young adults to the workforce and engaged in dozens of

events, connecting with hundreds of Nevadans to training and employment opportunities. We even shared Nevada’s workforce

best practices nationally and internationally.

An important component of building a skilled, diverse, and aligned workforce ecosystem is having public and private partners

who are willing to engage positively, think boldly, and work tirelessly towards a common vision. OWINN’s success is due to

Governor Sandoval setting a bold vision and providing thoughtful leadership to change our state’s economic landscape. OWINN

is thankful we have so many partners who are dedicated to improving Nevada’s workforce ecosystem. We are even more

thankful that we have the hardest working staff in the country – their enthusiasm and work ethic is what makes all of our

success possible.

It has been my pleasure serving as OWINN’s Executive Director for the past 2.5 years. Thank you to our public and private

partners we engage every day to scale opportunities for Nevadans to access high-demand careers by aligning Nevada’s

workforce ecosystem.

Manny Lamarre

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF WORKFORCE INNOVATION (OWINN)


“Work-based learning provides students with

authentic work experiences where they apply and develop employability and

technical skills that support success in careers and post-secondary education.”

– National Governors Association

Our Goal,

55,000

Young adults connected to work-based learning

by the year 2025

High-quality work-based learning incorporate:

ACADEMIC

ALIGNMENT

EMPLOYER

ENGAGEMENT

PURSUIT OF

INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED

CREDENTIALS

CONNECTION TO

EMPLOYMENT


ABOUT

VISION

A vibrant and sustainable economy.

MISSION

OWINN helps drive a skilled, diverse, and aligned workforce in the state of Nevada by promoting

collaboration and cooperation amongst core public and private entities focused on workforce

development.

GOALS

Address labor market workforce

needs by incorporating

evidence-based and outcomebased

strategies.

Develop career pathways

strategy in high-demand and

high-growth industries.

Identify innovative practices

and solutions; and recommend

improvements to the allocation

of federal and state dollars.

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FIVE CORE

STRATEGIES

Assess workforce policies.

THEORY OF ACTION

IF we engage youth, adults, and the employer

community in workforce development issues;

facilitate cooperation and collaboration amongst

workforce development entities; design effective

career pathways in key growth sectors based on

research and data;

THEN we will have a skilled, diverse, and

aligned workforce within a vibrant and

sustainable Nevada economy.

Design career pathways.

Scale Registered Apprenticeships

and work-based learning.

OUTCOMES

Prepare all K-12 students for college

and career success.

Leverage labor market insights

and workforce data.

Increase Nevadans with postsecondary

degrees and credentials.

Increase employment outcomes in

training and credentialing programs.

Validate industry-recognized

credentials.

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2017- 2018

OWINN PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Performance measures evaluate how an organization’s actions and processes contribute to meeting its strategic objectives,

drive future activities and needs, and help enhance organizational performance.

OWINN’s performance measures highlight our progress, impact and outcomes within Nevada’s workforce system.

WORKFORCE INDIVIDUALS PARTNERS & DATA

Competitive Grant

Funding Recevied

4287

New Active Apprentices

15

Strategic Initiatives with

External Partners

$788,510

WIOA Governor’s Reserve

Grants Distributed

152

Apprenticeship Occupation

Programs Approved at

State Level

Participants Supported for

Workforce Training through

WIOA Governor’s Reserve

81

Registered Apprenticeship

Program Sponsors administering

and operating Registered

Apprenticeships in Nevada

744

Unique NPWR Site Users

12

0 80

High School Apprentices

NPWR Reports

Publicly Available

First-Time Employers

Assisted or Connected

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LIFEWORKSNV.ORG

Connecting young adults to

apprenticeships and internships,

while also making it easier for

educators and businesses to

connect to resources.

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) officially launched a statewide work-based learning hub (LifeWorksNV.org)

for young adults in high school, post-secondary or out of school to find internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training. The hub also

allows educators and businesses to learn about apprenticeships, find career technical education (CTE) schools by industry and zip codes,

connect to classroom speakers and find relevant work-based learning resources. The content on the site can be viewed in Spanish as well.

YOUNG ADULTS

APPRENTICESHIPS

AND INTERNSHIPS

EDUCATORS

AND BUSINESSES

RESOURCES

Post internships or other on-the-job training opportunities on the hub!

1 Go to LifeWorksNV.org 2

Click on “Post Internships or On-the-Job Training” on the home

page. The Registered Apprenticeships are already listed.


2017-2018

NUMBER OF ACTIVE APPRENTICES

(not including those that have been suspended, completed, or cancelled)

6500

6000

5500

5000

4500

4000

3500

3000

2500

2000

1500

1000

500

0

4995

3900 4028

3575

2431

Ma y-17 Sep-17 Jan-18 Ma y-18 Sep-18

RACIAL

DEMOGRAPHICS

1200

1000

800

600

400

200

0

May-17 Sep-1 7 Jan-18 May-18 Sep-1 8

Asian 36 55 65 67 116

American Indian/Alaska Native 45 77 87 115 125

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 70 90 100 90 150

Black 206 321 357 370 424

Race not provided 670 997 1051 1101 670

GENDER BREAKDOWN

Male

Female

5000

4500

4000

3500

3000

2500

2000

1500

1000

500

0

4658

3415

3727 3803

2333

98 160 172 192 307

May-17 Sep-1 7 Jan-18 May-18 Sep-1 8

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Nevada’s Apprenticeship Growth

AGE BREAKDOWN Age 16 - 24 (Youth) Age 25 - 34 Age 35 + Over

6000

[ Age they were at the date of registration ]

5000

4000

3000

2000

1000

0

1188

831

913 941

2216

549

1584 1717 1798

1095

786 1158 1269 1288 1591

May-17 Sep-1 7 Jan-18 May-18 Sep-1 8

ETHNICITY

DEMOGRAPHICS

3000

2500

2000

1500

1000

500

0

May-17 Sep-1 7 Jan-18 May-18 Sep-1 8

Hispanic 789 1177 1317 1383 1679

Non-Hispanic 479 628 605 568 2635

Ethnicity not provided 1163 1770 1978 2077 651

VETERANS

600

500

400

300

200

100

196

298

318 313

418

0

May-17 Sep-1 7 Jan-18 May-18 Sep-1 8

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Accomplishments

JUL-DC

2017

1. Aligned career training and workforce

development as a statewide strategic priority, with

activities to recognize Registered Apprenticeships

as a vital component to increase the number of

Nevadans in high-quality jobs.

2. OWINN engaged in and organized dozens of

community activities and events statewide on

education and workforce initiatives, connecting with

hundreds of Nevadans to increase awareness of the

state’s workforce vision and relevant resources.

3. OWINN received $80,000 and was

selected to participate in the National

Governors Association’s Work-Based

Learning Policy Academy to scale

Work-Based Learning for young adults.

4. Nevada was selected to participate in

the Occupational Licensing Policy and

Practice Learning Consortium.

5. OWINN partnered with education administrators

through the Public Education Foundation’s

Executive Leadership Program to analyze strategies

and solutions to increase the number of CTE

licensed teachers in high-demand industries. Final

recommendations were adopted by the Commission

on Professional Standards in Education.

6. Provided career exploration

opportunities during National

Apprenticeship Week for dozens of

high school students to learn about

Registered Apprenticeships.

7. Developed new data visualizations

and user interface mock ups to

improve NPWR report appeal and

performance.

OWINN staff and LEE Fellow

LVGEA Awards Dinner

Lt. Governor Hutchinson and community leaders

NERC Re-entry panel

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Students speaking with employers

Student Workforce & Innovation Summit

Student s learning and asking ques tions

Construction Career Day

Students learning about opportunities at the Electrical JATC of Southern NV

National Apprenticeship Week

Andres Feijoo of OWINN gathering feedback from students

Business of Education Luncheon

Attendees

Governor’s Workforce & Innovative Solutions Conference

Erin Hasty, State Apprenticeship Director, presenting on Apprenticeships

National Association of State Apprenticeship Directors

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Accomplishments

1. Governor’s Education to Workforce Summit

– Increased awareness of Nevada’s efforts to

scale work-based learning and career pathway

systems with about 200 public and private

workforce professionals.

2. 2018 Student Workforce and Innovation Summit

OWINN and its core partners connected 176

mostly high school seniors without a plan to

employers and workforce training.

3. Scaled Registered Apprenticeships

with 2 new program sponsors and 11

additional occupations.

4. OWINN completed a 2017 analysis of workforce

funding in Nevada.

5. OWINN was the recipient of $968,595

in ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion

grant continuation funds.

6. OWINN, in partnership with DETR, was

the recipient of $449,999 in Department

of Labor State Occupational Licensing

Review funding.

7. Nevada’s 2-year WIOA State Plan

Modifications were accepted by U.S.

Department of Labor.

JAN-JUN

2018

8. NPWR reports updated with data visualization to

better engage Nevadans on workforce data.

9. OWINN designed a process to begin awarding

districts with funds to support high school

students so they can earn industry-recognized

credentials in high-demand industries.

10. OWINN Workforce Innovations contracts concluded.

11. Partnered with Washoe County School

District at the Business of Education

luncheon to increase awareness on

Career Technical Education progress in

the district, the importance of workbased

learning such as Registered

Apprenticeship programs to connect

students to high-demand careers.

12. OWINN making progress on NGA Policy Academy.

13. OWINN facilitated the first Strategic Planning

Retreat for all members of the Governor’s

Workforce Development Board.

14. OWINN convened the Industry-Sector Councils to

acquire insights on in-demand occupations and

identify key entry-level certifications that students

and adults within the publicly funded workforce

system can pursue in Manufacturing, Healthcare,

Information Technology, Construction and more.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick speech, “The Past does not Determine the Future”

Student Workforce & Innovation Summit

State leaders in education and workforce panel

Governor’s Education to Workforce Summit

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DETR JobConnect, Workforce Connections, and OWINN

Job fair at the Clark County Government Center

Mike Wilden, Chief of Staff to the Governor, delivering a keynote

Governor’s Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Retreat

Dr. D ana Ryan, WC SD C TE Direc tor, and Manny Lamarre

Business of Education Luncheon

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2 0 1 9

UPCOMING

ACTIVITIES

2018 National Apprenticeship Week.

The U.S. DOL, with engagement of many states,

facilitates National Apprenticeship Week across the

country. OWINN will support National Apprenticeship

Week by increasing opportunities for individuals to

learn about apprenticeships.

Talent Hub National Designation

As part of the “Talent Hub” designation bestowed on

Southern Nevada by Lumina Foundation and other national

partners, OWINN will be engaging and supporting partners

at NSHE, CSN, United Way of Southern Nevada, City of Las

Vegas, Nevada State College and UNLV bolster academic and

career advising to underrepresented populations.

Healthcare Workforce Partnership

One of the main deterrents to increasing the number

of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) is the lack of

availability of qualified instructors to teach the training.

This project with NSHE proposes to train 50 Registered

Nurse instructors, thereby increasing the number of

instructors for the certified nursing assistant training.

Outreach

Engage various stakeholders, communities, and

underserved populations in awareness of workforce training

program opportunities.

High School Certifications

Nevada’s low rate of individuals with credentials is not

sustainable for the workforce. This project aims to support

low-income high school students in Nevada earn industryrecognized

credentials in high-demand industries.

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Continued improvements to NPWR

The P-20W Research Data System Advisory Committee

will meet to develop strategies to enhance the

statewide longitudinal data system.

Career Pathway

Design career pathway opportunities that on-ramp young adults

from school directly into a career through training.

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Incumbent Worker Training

In today’s economy, when workers lack needed training and

businesses experience skills gap, employers ability to expand,

remain competitive, and retain workers can be endangered.

Nevada’s Incumbent Worker Training Program intends to provide

grant funding for continuing education, training, and upskilling of

incumbent employees at existing Nevada employers.

ACT and OWINN Conference - Feb 19th

Work Smart Nevada – Careers for a New Economy is a

conference that will happen at Western Nevada College and it

will feature breakout sessions on college and career readiness;

successful K-12, postsecondary, and business partnerships;

work-based learning; pathway programming; and preparing

secondary & postsecondary students for the workforce.

Work-Based Learning Internships

Without experience, young adults will not be prepared

for the workforce. This project aims to connect young

adults to paid internships in various industries. OWINN

will award these monies through processes outlined by

State Purchasing.

Statewide Work-Based Learning Hub

Expanding the number of internships and on-the-job

training opportunities listed on the statewide work-based

learning hub.

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ASSEMBLY-

MAN

Paul Anderson

2018

WORKFORCE

CHAMPION

AWARD

RECIPIENTS

ASSEMBLY-

WOMAN

Irene

Bustamante

Adams

DEPUTY

DIRECTOR,

DETR

Dennis Perea

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We are so thankful to all of our partners we engage with on a daily and weekly basis to create a

skilled, diverse, and aligned workforce system in the great State of Nevada. THANK YOU!

Thank you core partners!

Thank you supporting industry partners!

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KEY Announcements

& Press Releases

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N

evada

Launches Work-Based Learning Hub to Connect

Young Adults to Internships & Apprenticeships

LAS VEGAS/CARSON CITY, NV (October 15, 2018) – The Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation

(OWINN) officially launched a statewide work-based learning hub (LifeWorksNV.org) for young adults in high

school, post-secondary or out of school to find internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training. The hub also

allows educators and businesses to learn about apprenticeships, find career technical education (CTE) schools

by industry and zip codes, connect to classroom speakers and find relevant work-based learning resources. The

content on the site can be viewed in Spanish as well.

OWINN Launches RFP for

Work-Based Learning Pay-

LAS VEGAS/CARSON CITY, NV (August 24,

For-Performance Grants

LAS VEGAS/CARSON CITY, NV (August 24,

2018) – The Governor’s Office of Workforce

Innovation (OWINN) is pleased to announce

Work-Based Learning Pay-For-Performance

Grants Request For Proposals (RFP). Eligible

organizations are encouraged to apply for

funding from $50,000 to $200,000. Pre-

Apprenticeship or Apprenticeship Readiness

Training or Registered Apprenticeship

programs registered in Nevada, particularly

in the targeted industries of Aerospace

and Defense, Construction, Advanced-

LAS VEGAS/CARSON CITY, NV (May

17, 2018) – Members of the State

Apprenticeship Council voted Tuesday to

approve the first cybersecurity program

in the state. Several occupations across

multiple in-demand sectors such as

information technology and advanced

manufacturing were also approved,

including the first occupation in hospitality

with MGM Resorts International. Faced

with a growing shortage of skilled workers,

these apprenticeship opportunities will

LAS VEGAS/CARSON CITY, NV (Feb. 8,

2018) – Members of the State Apprenticeship

Council voted to approve the applications of a

co-sponsored program with five occupations

at the February 6 State Apprenticeship

Council meeting. The programs will offer

more than 600 apprenticeship opportunities

across high-demand industries such as

manufacturing, healthcare, and workforce

development sectors. “As we work to build

on our state’s economic successes, we have

LAS VEGAS NAMED AS

A TALENT HUB BY

More than 600 new Apprenticeship

positions approved by the Nevada

State Apprenticeship Council

Nevada Awarded Additional

ApprenticeshipUSA State

Expansion Grant Funds

LAS VEGAS/CARSON CITY, NV (June

28, 2018) – Governor Brian Sandoval

announced Nevada was awarded an

additional $968,595 ApprenticeshipUSA

State Expansion grant funds by the

NATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

U.S. Department of Labor. The Nevada

Department of Employment, Training and

Rehabilitation (DETR) will serve as the

2018) – The Governor’s Office of Workforce

Innovation (OWINN) is pleased to announce agency pass-through for the Governor’s

Work-Based Learning Pay-For-Performance Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN)

Grants Request For Proposals (RFP). Eligible to administer the grant funds and strategic

organizations are encouraged to apply for activities.

funding from $50,000 to $200,000. Pre-

Apprenticeship or Apprenticeship Readiness

Training or Registered Apprenticeship

programs registered in Nevada, particularly

in the targeted industries of Aerospace

and Defense, Construction, Advanced-

Manufacturing, Mining, Technology,

Hospitality, Healthcare, and Natural Resources.

OWINN is seeking organizations committed to

achieving outcomes.

Nevada’s first Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program approved - new occupations in it,

advanced manufacturing, and hospitality with mgm resorts international also approved

empower Nevada’s employers to cultivate

future talent and assist individuals seeking

career and economic mobility.

The Governor’s Office of Workforce

Innovation (OWINN) has successfully

scaled and expanded registered

apprenticeships over the past year as an

innovative strategy to reduce the state’s

skills gap.

“The addition of this new apprenticeship

program and these new occupations

NEVADA

to create opportunities for Nevadans to

acquire the skills needed to be effective in

the labor market,” said Governor Sandoval.

“I am proud of the dedicated work of the

State Apprenticeship Council members and

OWINN as they create a bridge between our

students and theapprenticeship opportunities

that will help Nevadans to meet the needs of

employers statewide.”

Nevada Selected to participate in Work-based

Learning Policy Academy to scale career

opportunities for young adults ages 16-29

Nevada was selected as one of six states to participate in the National Governors

Association’s workbased learning policy academy, designed to scale high-quality

career opportunities for youth and young adults. The Governor’s Office of Workforce

Innovation for a New Nevada (OWINN) will serve as the lead in partnership with the

Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT). Sixteen states

applied. “The Policy Academy is a win for Nevada’s young adults,” said Manny Lamarre,

Executive Director of OWINN. “Work-based learning is crucial to providing young adults

opportunities to engage in today’s labor-market as we are seeing a decline in young

adult labor-force participation rate. Employers often express concerns at young adults’

career preparedness, but young adults believe employers concerns are a

In September 2017, Nevada was selected

to participate in the Occupational

Licensing Policy and Practice Learning

Consortium. Over the next three years,

Nevada will engage with 10 other states

in a structured, peer learning consortium

to share ideas and solutions to complex

occupational licensing issues.

“As Nevada continues to rebuild its

economy and spur growth, job creation,

and worker retention, it is imperative to

consider the role of occupational licensing

in high-demand industries add further

momentum in the ongoing efforts to

develop and retain a diverse and skilled

workforce in Nevada that is consistent

with Governor Sandoval’s bold workforce

vision” said Manny Lamarre, Executive

Director of OWINN. “We will continue

to engage employers and the broader

community in the value of Registered

Apprenticeship to resolve their workforce

needs,” he added.

Selected to participate in

the Occupational Licensing

Policy and Practice Learning Consortium

burdens in deterring employment and

mobility,” said Assemblyman Nelson

Araujo, who was designated as Nevada’s

core team leader. “Licensing boards

are one of Nevada’s largest economic

labor market factors, with 30 percent of

the workforce being licensed through

occupational licensing boards. I hope by

participating in the Consortium, Nevada

has an opportunity to collaboratively look

at the costs and benefits of occupational

regulations, especially for


State level resources to build a career

- all communities should know about -

Are you interested in career pathway

information such as the cost of pursuing

a degree or academic programs that will

get you to your goals?

1. NPWR | The statewide longitudinal data system,

which has the ability to extract and analyze education

and workforce data within a secure environment.

NPWR provides reports that link de-identified data

from Nevada’s K-12, postsecondary, and employment

agencies to answer questions and provide insight into

education and workforce outcomes. These reports

help Nevadans make data-driven decisions. http://

npwr.nv.gov/

2. STEM HUB | A resource developed to collect

and share STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,

& Math) information, including data found in NPWR

to help students, parents, educators, businesses and

community members better understand STEM and

the opportunities a STEM education offers. https://

www.stemhub.nv.gov/

Are you a jobseeker seeking

opportunities or an employer looking

to post a job or find a candidate?

• Visit the new Employ NV webpage. Employ NV is a

collaborative statewide effort through the Nevada

Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation

(DETR) and the southern & northern local workforce

investment boards where jobseekers and employers

can go to for jobs and resources. https://www.

employnv.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

Are you interested in starting your

own business?

• The Nevada Department of Business & Industry

has a comprehensive road map that will guide you

from start to finish. It is the best resource to starting

a business in the state! http://business.nv.gov/

Resource_Center/Nevada_Business_Start_Up_

Guide/

Are you interested in the latest labormarket

data or relevant industries and

occupations in Nevada?

1. IN-DEMAND OCCUPATIONS |

In collaboration with the Governor’s Office of

Economic Development (GOED), DETR and the

Industry Sector Councils, the Governor’s Office of

Workforce Innovation (OWINN) publishes information

on In-Demand Occupations that summarizes the top

occupations that also pay strong wages within the

state’s eight targeted industries. List is here: http://

gov.nv.gov/OWINN/InDemandOccupation/

2. ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE |

GOED has a robust data portal with relevant

information on the state’s economic performance

and development. http://nevadadashboard.com/

overview

3. MONTHLY LABOR-MARKET

INFORMATION | DETR, the state’s labor

agency, publishes monthly labor-market information

on unemployment, wages, and more. http://

nevadaworkforce.com/

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