Get Involved with Work-Based Learning
Direct engagement with students
You can help cultivate a pipeline of workforce talent, guide youth toward fulfilling in-demand careers, and help prepare the workers your company will need in the future. Contact your local work-based learning coordinator, or consider some of the following opportunities.
Start an apprenticeship or internship program
A short-term, organized, work-based learning experience, empowering youth through guidance and constructive feedback. Businesses can work directly with OWINN to develop a robust talent pipeline through Registered Apprenticeships (RA) or youth apprenticeships, which are paid on-the-job training that leads to a nationally recognized credential.
Number of youth vary. RA programs approved by State Apprenticeship Council, which meets quarterly. Company makes final selection on who to hire and put through program; RA is a formal process. Time commitment is typically 20–80 hours.
Mentor with the Nevada Promise Scholarship
The Nevada Promise Scholarship aims to make college education more accessible and affordable. Serving as a mentor can make a meaningful difference in a young person’s life.
Community colleges support training & engagement opportunities. Time commitment is typically 3–5 hours.
Provide classroom resources
Teachers throughout the state make direct requests for resources to support classroom instruction.
Become a career speaker or classroom mentor
Support area schools’ career readiness programs by offering insight on your industry or job, conducting mock interviews, participating in classroom activities and more.
Class size varies. Time commitment is typically 1–2 hours.
Lead an industry or business tour
Businesses provide exposure for youth and engage in industry-related or day-to-day activities, learning from those in the career field.
Typically 10 or more students. Time commitment is typically 1–2 hours.
Exhibit at events + career fairs
These events allow for young adults to become exposed and to engage in new fields (available in large and small settings); companies can also recruit students during these events.
Number of youth varies based on event. Events are typically 2-6 hours.
Lead a job shadow
Student “shadows” one or more employees to learn what that person does on a daily basis and other business operations.
Number of youth can vary. Time commitment is typically 1–3 days.
Serve on strategic committees + councils
Volunteer and provide your industry expertise to help guide committees, councils and advisory boards that are building Nevada’s future workforce.
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