Director of Workforce Development
Jake McClelland has more than 16 years of experience in workforce development, most of which has been in Southern Nevada. Prior to taking the position as Director of Workforce Development at the LVGEA, McClelland served as Executive Director for the Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board (SOWIB), a position he held for four years.
During McClelland’s tenure at SOWIB, the organization received state and national recognition for its pioneering and innovative workforce practices. He played an integral role in the creation and implementation of the state’s first registered apprenticeship program in healthcare, and spearheaded the launch of the Southwestern Oregon Healthcare Industry Partnership (SOHIP).