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.

Employer Assistance

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.

Authorized Providers

Employers can connect to existing industry partnerships funded by WINN, or reach out to authorized providers to explore workforce training needs.

Current Programs

Western Nevada College (WNC) CDL Program Summary

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Advanced Manufacturing FastTrack 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:

*NEW* 2024 Board Meeting Dates

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 Elaine Silverstone at: