U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., has reintroduced her legislation from the last Congress that will promote education and training for workers in in-demand industries.
She said the idea is to expand access and training for good paying careers in skilled jobs throughout Nevada and the nation.
“The coronavirus has highlighted the need to diversify Nevada’s economy and ensure that all interested Nevadans have access to the training and support they need to find and keep good paying 21st century jobs,” she said.
The legislation would expand programs in engineering at K-12 schools with grants to local agencies, expand and promote registered apprentice programs through the Department of Labor including outreach to under-represented populations, young people and veterans.
It would promote collaboration with post-secondary institutions including allowing academic credit for apprenticeship programs.
It would create a training stipend program to support workers training for in-demand industry sectors including a stipend to help workers with transportation and child care costs while they are in training.