Las Vegas – Workforce Connections, Southern Nevada’s Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB), has been selected as a 2015 Business Excellence Award honoree by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Workforce Connections will be honored at the Chamber’s annual Business Excellence Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Aria Resort & Casino.
“We are proud to receive this honor that recognizes the hard work of our staff, our board, and the many community partners whose mission it is to provide employers in Southern Nevadans with a ready and qualified workforce,” said Ardell Galbreth, Workforce Connections executive director. “We strive to maximize funding for essential job training and other programs, while ensuring transparency and accountability to our community.”
As a Local Workforce Development Board, Workforce Connections directs local and federal funding to workforce development programs that directly address the needs in the community.
Workforce Connections also oversees the One-Stop Career Center, located at 6330 W. Charleston Blvd. (at Torrey Pines) which helps connect job seekers and employers no cost, and offers training opportunities and other resources. The center served 10,000 customers in its first year of operation.
About Workforce Connections: Workforce Connections’ mission is to connect employers to a ready workforce. The passing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides opportunity for reforms to ensure the One-Stop Delivery System (also known as the American Job Center System) is job-driven, responding to the needs of employers and preparing workers for jobs that are available now and in the future. For more information, visit: www.nvworkforceconnections.org.