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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.

Start a program

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.

Learn more about the Nevada Promise scholarship

Community colleges support training & engagement opportunities. Time commitment is typically 3–5 hours.

Sign up to be a mentor

Provide classroom resources

Teachers throughout the state make direct requests for resources to support classroom instruction.

Share your resources

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.

Washoe County Schools are seeking speakers

Class size varies. Time commitment is typically 1–2 hours.

Get involved in the classroom

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.

Sign up to host a tour

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.

Sign up to exhibit

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.

Sign up to host

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.

View opportunities