Companies present, including Nevada Job Connect (above), held a conversation to strengthen workforce develeopment resources.
In collaboration, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), Clark County School District (CCSD) and Clark County hosted a FutuReady roundtabtle industry tour at Southwest Career and Technical Academy. The free event connected local practice managers and human resource professionals from the healthcare sector with CCSD Magnet Schools and Career and Technical Academies, regional universities, and economic development professionals.
“Today, the evolution of FutuReady is more important than ever,” said LVGEA VP of Business Retention and Expansion Perry Ursem. “I am humbled by this program and its importance as we engage businesses with education, public workforce development and local military to provide solutions for companies that call Southern Nevada home.”
“Partnerships between companies in the community and CCSD’s schools are critical to our students’ futures in education and the workforce,” said Gia Moore, Director of Magnet Schools and Career and Technical Academies, CCSD. “Programs like FutuReady can make a significant dent in addressing current and future workforce needs. It is important to work with various industries to educate qualified workers and adopt industry-relevant knowledge and skills into our curriculum.”
“This is a very valuable community effort to help solve our needs for workforce development through our education partners,” said Phil Klevorick, Economic Development Liaison for Clark County.
To strengthen workforce development resources, healthcare professionals discussed their workforce needs in a roundtable conversation with regional educators, including Nevada State College, College of Southern Nevada, and multiple CCSD magnet schools. The relationship-building event also plans to lead to mentoring, internships and, eventually, job creation for students.
Additionally, companies present were given a tour of the school. The tour allowed industry leaders an opportunity to learn first-hand how students are preparing for the workforce through nursing, dentistry, and health science programs.
FutuReady was one of the first programs that developed shortly after LVGEA implemented its Business Retention and Expansion Program. Each tour has a different industry focus.