Workforce Development

Learn & Earn Advanced-career Pathways (LEAP)

As the standard template for career pathway development in Nevada, LEAP integrates education, government and industry in a standardized process to ensure that workers have the skills they need to succeed in both the short – and long-term in the New Nevada, that education institutions know what they need to teach, and that companies have a qualified workforce. LEAP is designed to be a dynamic and responsive framework.

Workforce Innovations for the New Nevada (WINN)

One of the opportunities for companies looking to expand or locate their business operation in Nevada is the State’s ready and willing workforce, as well as Nevada’s commitment to create training programs that will equip workers with the skills needed by our employers.
WINN represents the first workforce development training program of its kind in Nevada and is a commitment to businesses to arm them with the skilled employees that they need. The program is administered by GOED in coordination with Nevada System of Higher Education, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovations, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, and the Nevada Department of Education. Since its inception, WINN has made more than $11 million in strategic investments to enable accelerated on-ramps to high-skill and high wage jobs.

Nevada skillsmatch

In an effort to help Nevadans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) are using CARES Act funding to make the Emsi SkillsMatch tool available for those seeking to get back into the job market.

The Nevada SkillsMatch tool is free and available at It is not a job board, but it can be used to connect individuals to jobs that meet their qualifications.

The SkillsMatch software platform will help people identify which employment skills they have and help them identify which skills they need to obtain, to become more employable in today’s job market.

Nevada Labor Supply Certification

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development commissioned a Labor Supply Study to measure the amount and quality of potential employees across all of Nevada’s sixteen counties and the independent city of Carson City. Every county in the state was surveyed and is represented in this study. Click below to read more about the Nevada Labor Supply study and certification.