U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., announced Wednesday the award of $14.9 million from the U.S. Commerce Department.
She said the cash will support workforce development projects in manufacturing, health care, information technology and transportation across Northern Nevada. It will pay for projects that provide training in those areas through Nevadaworks, Northern Nevada’s local workforce board.
“As Nevada’s key industries and economy continue to grow, we must continue to ensure our workers have the training and resources they need to pursue careers in fields like technology and manufacturing,” said Rosen.
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., said the funding will help make sure workers in Nevada have the opportunities to pursue the careers they want in industries that are in demand.
Gov. Steve Sisolak said the funding is expected to support placement for 648 jobs. He said Nevada needs to prioritize opportunities for underserved communities and support organizations doing the on-the-ground work to get Nevadans into good paying jobs.