LAS VEGAS, NV – Workforce Connections, Southern Nevada’s Local Workforce Development Board, announces Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director Kelvin Watson as a new board member.
The Local Elected Official (LEO) Consortium approved Watson’s appointment during its April 13, 2021 meeting. Watson will serve a two-year term.
Watson was named the new executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District in February 2021. In this role, he oversees 25 library branches across 8,000 square miles of Clark County and a budget of $77 million.
Watson joined the Library District from the Broward County Libraries Division, where he served as director and managed a budget of over $70 million. Prior to this, he served as COO/senior vice president for Queens Borough Library in New York City, after rising through the leadership ranks from a distinguished background in technology. Throughout his career, Watson has earned numerous professional awards, including the 2021 Margaret E. Monroe Award for Adult Library Services.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute to the important work that Workforce Connections brings to Southern Nevada,” Watson said. “They provide ready access to a range of employment and support services that can be hard to navigate without this guidance. They are changing and empowering lives every day.”
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District currently hosts five One-Stop Career Centers and an Employ NV Business Hub.
The Workforce Connections Board is comprised of community members who understand the local labor market and represent business, labor, education, community and professional services. Members work together to build effective partnerships and leverage resources to meet local workforce development needs while carrying out regional workforce development activities outlined under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
About Workforce Connections (WC):
As the Local Workforce Development Board, Workforce Connections convenes the public workforce development system in Southern Nevada. During this COVID-19 crisis, Workforce Connections is working with its partners to develop short and long-term business-driven solutions to help keep Southern Nevadans employed while implementing recovery efforts to help employers successfully reopen and rehire. For more information, visit nvworkforceconnections.org.