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“Dream It Do It Nevada is waking up Nevada’s youth to the tremendous career opportunities in this state.  This includes careers in manufacturing, which continue to bring new technologies to the world, revolutionizing how we provide and move goods between nations, communicate globally, combat disease and poverty, and transport and defend ourselves on land, water, and the sky.”

Ray Bacon Executive Director, Nevada Manufacturers’ Association

Dream It Do It Nevada has already accomplished a lot on our pathway to creating a highly skilled workforce for Nevada. Check out how far we’ve come, and where we’re headed.

Here’s Us.

 Since January 2012

  • A total of 364 nationally portable, industry-recognized credentials have been granted in Nevada.

What’s Next

  • Right Skills Now programs will be created for energy, mining, information technology, health care and other industries.
  • Dream It Do It Nevada will continue communications across the state, including an ever-evolving website, to share updates about its accomplishments and resources.
  • Dream It Do It Nevada will work to create career pathways across all employment sectors in Nevada, as part of our vision of providing proof of a highly skilled workforce.

Summer 2013

  • Western Nevada College begins testing students and transitioning workers with ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate

Spring 2013

  • Western Nevada College applies Dream It Do It Nevada’s Right Skills Now model to develop certified welders for Nevada manufacturers
  • Truckee Meadows Community College begins its second year of Dream It Do It Nevada’s Right Skills Now model for training skilled CNC Operators

Winter 2013

  • Dream It Do It Nevada joined the Carson City School District’s Community Partnership
  • Received the endorsement of the Carson City School District’s Board of Directors
  • Conducted a tour for more than 30 Carson City School District teachers and administrative personnel
  • Worked alongside Washoe County School District to present manufacturing career pathways to parents and students
  • Developed plan of action for engaging students, parents, and teachers of the Douglas County School District

November 2012

  • Dream It Do It Nevada coordinated manufacturing tours for more than forty-five Career and Technical Education teachers in the Washoe County School District
  • Nine Carson City area manufacturers helped to educate teachers about their need for a skilled workforce

October 2012

  • Dream It Do It Nevada accepts an invitation to serve on the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board’s Manufacturing Sector Council
  • Dream It Do It Nevada and ACT present the National Career Readiness Certificate assessments to the Nevada State Human Resource Managers Conference

September 2012

  • Dream It Do It Nevada becomes a statewide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Dream It Do It Nevada partners with an experienced fundraising professional to develop a comprehensive resource development plan

July 2012

  • The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation directs funding to ensure Nevada’s employers and workforce have access to ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate statewide.

June 2012

  • Dream It Do It Nevada launches phase one of its website.
  • Western Nevada College graduates its first Right Skills Now class.
  • Truckee Meadows Community College begins its first Right Skills Now class.
  • Career pathways created for manufacturing and mining.

March 2012

  • Dream It Do It Nevada partners with strategic marketing firm to begin statewide communications planning.

February 2012

  • Governor’s statewide economic development plan includes Dream It Do It Nevada.
  • Western Nevada College and Truckee Meadows Community College  accredited to provide skilled machine operator training.
  • Nevada’s inaugural Right Skills Now class begins fast-track training at Western Nevada College.

August 2011

  • Dream It Do It Nevada Strategic plan and budget are finalized.

January 2011

  • The Leadership Team, comprised of members from the five partner sectors, is formed.
  • Leadership Team develops a strategic plan for Dream It Do It Nevada.
  • Leadership Team works with superintendents and community college presidents to create a statewide map of educational, training and career preparation assets that contribute to the Dream It Do It Nevada vision.

Summer 2010

  • Northern Nevada Development Authority, with support from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, purchases license to use “Dream It Do It” materials.

May 2010

  • The Big Five endorse Dream It Do It Nevada and Nevada’s Skills Certification System.

 

The National Career Readiness Certificate is a nationally portable, industry-recognized credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success. (ACT)