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 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 $13 million in strategic investments to enable accelerated on-ramps to high-skill and high wage jobs in a New Nevada.
Employers may receive assistance from GOED to connect to an existing program or develop a custom program to meet their unique needs. Employers should complete the WINN Interest Form to get connected to the Workforce Development and Industry teams at GOED.
Employers can connect to existing industry partnerships funded by WINN, or reach out to authorized providers to explore workforce training needs.
Western Nevada College (WNC) CDL Program Summary
Providers may apply to include their program on this list here.
Previously Funded Programs
Multnomah University – Reno Technology Academy Internet of Things (IoT) Program
Multnomah University – Reno Technology Academy Cybersecurity Program
Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Production Technician Gateway Program
College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Home Health Aide Training
College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Manufacturing Skills Training Program (MSTP)
College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certificate Program
Great Basin College (Elko) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program
Great Basin College (GBC – Ely Center) Diesel Technology Program
Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Certified Logistics Associate
Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Data Analytics Certificate Program
Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) P3 Manufacturing Skills Program
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) CNA Technology and Telehealth Certificate Program
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Health Information Technology and Data Analytics Program
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Clinical Research Administrator Program
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Clinical Preceptor Program Summary
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Genetics Genomics Genetic Counselor Program Summary
Western Nevada College (WNC) Manufacturing Technician Certification
Western Nevada College (WNC) Advanced Manufacturing Technician
WINN Application Process
Pre-applications are required to be completed prior to submitting a full application.
The pre-application creates awareness for GOED staff, ensures alignment with the State Economic Development Plan and provides an opportunity to give feedback and support prior to the full application development. They are due by 5 pm on the dates listed below:
Pre-Applications Due: Board Meeting:
February 3, 2023 March 16, 2023
May 12, 2023 June 22, 2023
August 4, 2023 September 14, 2023
October 26, 2023 December 7, 2023
Applications are evaluated using the following criteria:
- Consistency with the state plan for economic development and Unified State Plan.
- Support of the industrial and economic development of all geographic areas of the state.
- Provision of high-skill opportunities to state residents.
- Connection to high-wage jobs for state residents.
- Creation of equal opportunities to ensure equity, mobility and sustainability.
- Extensive industry involvement in program development.
- Integration with workforce development programming.
- Measurable outcome projections and workforce diversity action plans.
- Utilization of materials that are produced or bought in Nevada.
- Jobs in the application must pay 85% or more of the average wage for the occupation, and not less than $17 per hour.
- The job(s) in the project must require education or training beyond a high school diploma to be eligible for WINN.
WINN Application Budget Template
Sample Letter of Support
WINN Recipient Resources
WINN Modification Form For budget and/or scope modification requests
WINN Grantee Resource Guide
WINN Equipment Inventory For tracking and close-out
WINN in the News
Las Vegas Sun: Board OKs funds for workforce development
TMCC: New GOED Grant Furthers Tesla Training
WINN Funds Create New Model of Workforce Training and a GAME CHANGER for Nevada Students
NNBV: Programs aim to boost workforce for booming IOT, cybersecurity industries
GOED authorizes retention of $2.4 million in equipment funded through WINN
More information on the WINN Program can be found here.
Please contact GOED’s Director of Workforce Development at email@example.com with additional questions.