Nevada job training and employment programs.
Many individuals are looking for a new or better job. Nevada provides residents access to a number of assistance programs, educational services, career counseling, and job training resources. So whether you are currently unemployed and are searching for a new job or maybe you just want to gain a new skill, the state of Nevada and federal government have several programs available to you.
The Career Enhancement Program, or CEP, is paid for by employers. It offers re-employment services to job seekers and can provide clients with training designed to improve their earning potential. This includes resources to help them increase their skills set and resulting job skills that are required in today's workplace. CEP works closely with the Nevada Unemployment Insurance Department to ensure that those that need assistance get it.
The program may assist job seekers by paying for employment expenses such as uniforms, certifications, credentials, work permits, and even small work tools. All of this is done in an effort to facilitate entry or re-entry into the state’s labor force. Some other assistance available includes.
- Access to job search workshops and intensive coaching. This can help with basic education enhancement.
- Individualized reemployment plans that were created for optimal employment outcomes.
- Get information from Nevada's Career Information System and the Job Bank.
- Attend aptitude and skills proficiency testing to determine your current abilities, skillsets, and even just your interests.
- Specialized assistance is for the disabled, veterans, and senior citizens or older workers.
- Youth can get help, including part time summer employment, apprenticeships, and career assessment services.
- Vocational career counseling and guidance.
Nevada JobConnect helps people gain the Education & Training they need. It provides job seekers and career changers with free information on apprenticeship programs, disabled worker training resources, approved training providers, resources for students and more. Also get details on what local colleges, universities and technical schools may offer. All of this information will empower people to get the support they need in the most efficient way. The phone numbers are.
- Southern Nevada Job Connect - (702) 486-0129
- Northern Nevada JobConnect - (775) 284-9660
The program is also good for businesses and employers as well. Nevada JobConnect can help companies screen, recruit, assess and provide employers with the best candidates that fit your job description. They also specialize in helping new businesses and small employers too.
It provides employees with information on, and access to, a range of training options for businesses, including coursework, on-site training and hands-on leadership. There is also vocational rehabilitation services as well off-site professional development classes help across Nevada. Clients and the unemployed can get free access to computer workstations/private offices. These can all provide state-of-the-art equipment loaded with dedicated printers, popular operating systems, software, and even Web browsers.
The Nevada Veterans Employment Service offers former members of our military with high quality job referral and placement systems. Job orders from potential employers immediately gain statewide exposure to Nevada's labor force. Some of the veterans also have hard to find skills and are considered specialized workers. This service benefits both the veterans and company doing the hiring.
A free career assessment and guidance services help the veteran job-seeker to make career-related decisions. Your local center will offer assessment, aptitude testing, vocational guidance, counseling services, and free access to the state of Nevada's Career Information System (NCIS) for additional job search tools. Part of this process will include Labor Market Information, which can be very helpful in assisting with informed career decisions and giving direction to the job search process. Workshops are available that can teach the veteran job-seeker how to take command of their search efforts.
The state of Rehabilitation Division offers disabled residents three main assistance programs. They include Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired, general Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Bureau of Disability Adjudication. All of these employment assistance programs were designed to address assessment, training, treatment, job placement for Nevadans with disabilities, even those that are currently unemployed. The division places primary emphasis on providing necessary services to help qualified clients live and work independently.
The leading place to turn to for information on these and other programs are the Nevada JobConnect offices. They are located in most towns and counties across the state.
The centers also offer free internet access along with fax services. Residents can send and receive employment-related faxes from any of the Nevada JobConnect offices. Also utilize copy machine equipment, and receive the office supplies you need such as paper, envelopes, binder clips, pens and more. Free local phone calls are allowed and maybe even vide conferencing with both job seekers and established employers in Nevada.
Meet with a career counselors and register for resume preparation services, interviewing skills, and proper application procedures. All of these, and more, are taught in a classroom or workshop setting.
The federal government funded Workforce Investment Act program is managed from the centers. If needed, WIA can provide an increasing level of employment services to the unemployed and others. This can include an assessment, more intensive case management, and then, as a last resort, enrollment into government sponsored training.
Additional services provided at the Nevada resource and career centers are as follows.
Computers for writing cover letters to potential employers, resume preparation, and help with conducting Internet job searches. Get use of Nevada Career Information System software. Other resources include Newspapers, Self-help books, Fax machines, counselors for providing career guidance and counseling, numerous job search workshops and fairs, how-to videos, Referral to available employment opportunities and much more. Even get help in filing for government programs such as Unemployment Insurance assistance, housing, or WIA training opportunities.
Locations of Nevada JobConnect centers
Reno Town Mall
4001 South Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502
Telephone number is 775.284.9600
Address is 121 Industrial Way
Fallon, NV 89406
3405 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Speak to a career counselor by dialing 702.486.0100
This is the most widely used JobConnect office in the state. Get help with locating job and training opportunities in all of Clark County and the state for that matter.
Location - 119 Water Street
Henderson, Nevada 89015
Phone - 702.486.0300
1929 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
2827 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89030
Elko JobConnect office is located at 172 Sixth Street
Elko, NV 89801
Call 775.753.1900 for information.
1675 East Prater Way, Suite 103
Sparks, Nevada 89434
Call 775.284.9520 to speak to a career counselor and get information on employment services.
1500 Avenue F, Suite 1
Ely, NV 89301
Dial the JobConnect center at 775.289.1616
Main address is 475 West Haskell Street, #1
Winnemucca, Nevada 89445
Dial the center at 775.623.6520