Workforce Innovations for a New Nevada (WINN)

What is the WINN Program?

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.

Workforce Innovations for a New Nevada (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 $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. Providers may apply here to include their program on this list below.

WINN Application Process

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Pre Application

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: 2024 Board Meeting Dates
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Evaluation

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.
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: 2024 Board Meeting Dates

Applications are due 30 days before the next GOED Board Meeting: 2024 Board Meeting Dates

WINN In the News

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. Read More

WINN Funds Create New Model of Workforce Training and a GAME CHANGER for Nevada Students View here

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) voted on May 18 to approve the next phase of funding that will support a new training program to prepare students for jobs at Tesla, Inc. Read More

The board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development earlier this month approved additional funding for the Workforce Innovation for the New Nevada (WINN) Program. Read Here

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