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June 29, 2023
CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board
approved $5,840,000 from the Workforce Innovations for the New Nevada (WINN) fund to four
colleges in the state to address industry needs.
“An important component for companies looking to move into Nevada is ensuring that they can tap into
a skilled workforce,” said Governor Joe Lombardo. “The WINN fund is Nevada’s commitment to meet
industry’s expectations that once they are here, they can find qualified employees.”
Dale Erquiaga, Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor and GOED Board member added: “The Nevada System of Higher Education is excited by this latest chapter of partnership with Governor
Lombardo and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development,” Erquiaga said. “With these funds,
NSHE institutions can align our work with the needs of business and the economic mobility goals of
The latest round of WINN funding will help operate 10 programs at the following Nevada colleges:
• Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) will receive $715,000 for Advanced
Manufacturing Mobilization that will expand mobile training capability. Funding will reach 125
trainees in two years, provide $300,000 in equipment, and add instructional capacity. There are
5,560 jobs in this area available at Tesla, Panasonic, and Haws.
• TMCC will receive $205,000 for Data Science Expansion that will expand curriculum to develop
and deliver a transferable associate degree in data science. Funding will reach 30 trainees in two
years and add instructional capacity. There are 50 jobs in this area available at Tesla and
• TMCC will receive $155,000 for Diesel Tech and Mining Expansion that will outfit the program
with additional equipment to deliver expanded targeted skills training. Funding will reach 110
trainees in two years and add instructional capacity. There are 1,600 jobs in this area available at
Pape and Empire CAT.
• TMCC will receive $205,000 for Logistics that will expand instructional capacity and awareness
of an in-demand program. Funding will reach 35 trainees in two years. There are 120 jobs at ITS,
Haws, and LeisureQuip.
• TMCC will receive $285,000 for Welding that will expand instructional capacity and outfit labs
with additional training equipment. The funding will assist 150 trainees in two years and provide
for $100,000 in equipment. There are 35 jobs at MSM and Johnson.
• Great Basin College (GBC) will receive $545,000 for Instrumentation that will sustain support
for the launch of an Instrumentation Technology program in Winnemucca that GOED has
previously funded. Funding will reach 42 trainees in two years and provide $285,724 in
equipment. There are 65 jobs at Lithium American, Nevada Gold Mines and West Coast Salmon.
• GBC will receive $165,000 for Line Bore Welding that will outfit labs with equipment to deliver
new curriculum for Line Bore and Bore Welding skills class. Funding will reach 39 students in
two years and provide $159,789 in equipment. There are 42 jobs at KG Mining, Komatsu, and
Empire CAT and an additional 40 jobs in other parts of Nevada.
• Western Nevada College will receive $740,000 for Battery Recycling and Advanced
Manufacturing to develop and deliver new curriculum and training pathways related to the
emerging battery recycling industry. Funding will reach 108 students in two years, provide
$260,000 in equipment, and add instructional capacity. There are 140 jobs at Aquametals and
• College of Southern Nevada (CSN) will receive $1,055,000 for Advanced Manufacturing to
expand instructional capacity and sustain support for new certificate and degree pathways.
Funding will reach 120 students in two years and provide $65,500 in equipment. There are 141
jobs at Entek, SMI, Lithion, Arsenal, Sable Systems International, and Western Group Package.
• CSN will receive $1,770,000 for Computer Information Technologies to expand training
pathway access and capacity at CSN Henderson campus. Funding will reach 750 students in two
years, provide $315,000 in equipment, and add instructional capacity. There are 5 major
employers seeking graduates of CSN’s programs including Nevada Nuclear Security Site, AIS,
ICU Computer Solutions, Outabox, and Synoptek.
“Nevada’s colleges play a very important role in economic development and workforce development,”
said Stacey Bostwick, GOED Director of Workforce Development. “GOED is excited to invest in the
development and expansion of these programs that are aligned to growing sectors in Nevada that offer
high-skill and high-wage jobs.”
About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic
Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and the Governor’s
Office to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified
and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage
entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development