As Nevada claims the distinction of having the highest private sector job growth in the country, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), decision makers are focusing on how the Silver State can best respond to workforce needs in an ever changing and diverse economy. “The economy is diversifying based on the economic development … [Read more...] about Workforce Issues
HENDERSON – Nevada State College (NSC) invites hiking enthusiasts to join in the first official climb to the top of Mount Scorpion since federal officials approved its name earlier this year. The community hike starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the NSC campus at 1125 Nevada State Drive in Henderson. Ample parking is available. “This is a thrill for us,” NSC … [Read more...] about Nevada State College Invites Hiking Enthusiasts to Climb Mt. Scorpion, Now Officially Named After the School’s Mascot
HENDERSON – Nevada State College’s newly expanded campus will serve as the venue for a CNN voter focus group in conjunction with the network’s Democratic presidential primary candidate debate on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The focus group will include 30 to 40 community members, who will provide opinions on the candidates’ performance during Democratic National Committee debate. The … [Read more...] about Nevada State College Hosts CNN Nevada Voter Focus Group During Presidential Debate
With new legislation affecting Nevada’s educational system, leaders in the industry are adjusting to new funding, accountability measures and changing demographics. All agree that new efforts must be put in place to raise awareness of the value of quality education, as well as the state’s academic improvements. Recently, these leaders met at the Las Vegas offices of City … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Education
Board took office July 1, will be sworn in Sept. 3 at State of the Chamber Address HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce has named the members of its 2015-16 executive board. The board took office July 1 and will be sworn in Thursday, Sept. 3, at the annual State of the Chamber Address. The following were named to the executive board: Tim Brooks (Emerald … [Read more...] about Henderson Chamber of Commerce Names 2015-16 Board
Medical education in Nevada is growing and is poised for significant expansion. Collectively, the current and proposed changes will eventually go far in reversing the state’s shortages of medical students, physician residency programs, doctors and nurses. “Everything is about everybody getting bigger, everybody getting successful,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the … [Read more...] about Medical Education: Preparing for the Future of Healthcare in Nevada
Faced with a wealth of challenges, Nevada’s education system has some hurdles to overcome. However, industry leaders recognize the challenges they face and are working to improve the state’s rankings. Recently, those leaders met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the needs of education. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Education
“Neither…Any organization asking for additional funding should have a PLAN with how they anticipate using the funding to achieve the results they desire. Then the source of the funding (the electorate or elected official) can make an educated funding decision. Seems so simple…” Michael D. Bosma | CPA | The Bosma Group “Education is knowledge and knowledge is essential to … [Read more...] about Is the solution to improving education money or reform?
The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power plant. The project is located on … [Read more...] about Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project
“My favorite place in Nevada is Red Rock Canyon. It is absolutely gorgeous and a great place to hike. Getting to enjoy some fresh air and nature’s beauty is a perfect way to spend any weekend.” Lea Carrasco-Zanini • Executive Director, Golden Rainbow - “My favorite place is Lake Tahoe. I love the quietness, natural beauty and serenity of that place. The first time I saw … [Read more...] about What is your favorite place in Nevada?
It would be cynical to say that the future of education in Nevada hinges on money. After all, doesn’t just about everything? Instead, education’s future across the Silver State will have more to do with utility: giving students better tools with which to achieve success, and the private sector, the trained and educated workforce, managers and entrepreneurs it will need to … [Read more...] about Partnerships Wanted: Education Outlook
Education has long been one of the biggest challenges facing the Silver State. With a jobs base that has traditionally not encouraged secondary education and a need for an education culture, Nevada has been on the low end of several national indicators. However, educators in this state see hope for the future and are working hard to improve Nevada’s educational system. … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Education
“Two words: community involvement. Money alone is not enough to combat apathy. We have dedicated teachers in our classrooms. We also need dedicated parents and mentors to motivate our students. When we all come together, amazing and transformative things happen.” Dwight D. Jones • Superintendent, Clark County School District “We must commit to three tasks to accomplish … [Read more...] about What has the most potential to improve education in Nevada?