The Ability to Benefit program guides high school dropouts into high-demand career fields
Officials from the College of Southern Nevada, the City of Las Vegas, Bank of America, and a host of business and industry leaders will gather at the Historic Westside School on Monday to celebrate a job training program designed to help those who did not finish high school gain meaningful employment in manufacturing, healthcare, IT and financial services.
Media are invited to attend and learn more about the program and its expected impact on our community.
A donation to CSN from Bank of America will fund the initial six college credits to get students started in the college’s Ability to Benefit Career Pathways program, helping support economic diversification in Nevada and contributing to nontraditional post-secondary student social mobility and generational progress.
The grant allows students who are pursuing high-school equivalency diplomas to earn college credit, leading to career pathways in high-demand, skilled fields — and become eligible for critical federal financial aid to allow them to continue their education and ultimately earn college degrees.
What: Ability to Benefit Career Pathways Program
When: 2 p.m. Monday, November 8
Where: Historic Westside School, 330 West Washington Ave.