Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Delivery of Federal Funding They Secured for Workforce Development in Southern Nevada 

Senators Rosen And Cortez Masto Secured $800,000 In Funding to Support Workforce Development For Key Nevada Industries Facing Critical Shortages As Part Of The FY2023 Bipartisan Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that $800,000 they secured has been delivered to the Southern Nevada Workforce Connections’ Development Program. The senators secured this money through Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 bipartisan government funding package, which was signed into law in December 2022. This funding will help launch and boost new regional Industry Sector Partnerships to grow workforce development and train the next generation of workers in Southern Nevada.

“Workforce development and skills training are key to good-paying, high-demand jobs that don’t require college degrees,” said Senator Rosen. “I secured this funding to train Nevadans with the skills necessary to fill these jobs and meet the demands of our state’s economy, and I’m proud to see it was delivered. I’ll continue fighting to create more jobs and empower our workers with the training to fulfill them.”

“As a Senator, my focus has always been on preparing our workforce for good-paying jobs in order to support our working families and to strengthen Nevada’s economy. This federal funding I secured will support Workforce Connections’ efforts to provide Nevada workers with the resources they need to prepare for in-demand jobs and find rewarding opportunities in our clean energy, hospitality, education, and health care industries,” said Senator Cortez Masto.

“This investment in Southern Nevada’s economic growth will further our commitment to align training with employer needs by working directly with businesses through our Industry Sector Partnerships,” said Jaime Cruz, Workforce Connections Executive Director. “We are thankful to Senator Rosen, Senator Cortez Masto and Congresswoman Susie Lee for supporting the overall growth of our region by assisting individuals in their career development while empowering employers to help create effective workforce pipelines.”

Senator Rosen has been leading the effort to support Nevada’s workforce amid its economic growth. Last year, Rosen sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan requesting an update on the implementation of the provision they secured in the CHIPS and Science Act to support the critical mineral mining industry and bolster the mining workforce. Last Congress, Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen secured $14.9 million in funding to support workforce development projects in manufacturing, health care, information technology, and transportation across northern Nevada. Senator Cortez Masto has also introduced legislation to strengthen and diversify our economy, including by boosting workforce development through training in in-demand industries and expanding pre-apprenticeship programs.