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Governor's Workforce Development Board Industry Sector Councils

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Mission

The mission of the Governor's Workforce Development Board (GWDB) Sector Council is to bring together decision makers from business, government, education, labor, and industry professional groups in order to identify and address the delivery of industry-specific training and workforce development initiatives in support of the economic development goals of the state. To fulfill this mission, Sector Council members and staff will work together to:

  • Guide the development of a system of workforce development specific to the assigned sector, that responds to the lifelong learning needs of the Nevada workforce
  • Advise the Governor's Workforce Development Board on workforce development policy
  • Encourage public/private partnerships and facilitate innovations in workforce development policy and practice; and
  • Ensure a quality workforce system by evaluating results and supporting high standards and continuous improvement.
  • The Research and Analysis Bureau is responsible for the management and oversight of the State's network of seven Sector Councils. These Councils consist of employers, educators, trainers, and others, and operate within the framework of the Governor's Workforce Development Board. Council input is utilized in implementing workforce and economic development efforts. Background information concerning Sector Council structure/governance, as well as an overview of each Council, can be found using the links below.

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    Legal Authority of Sector Councils

    NRS 232.595 requires the Governor's Workforce Development Board to establish industry sector councils to identify job training and educational programs that best meet regional economic development goals. It also requires the Board to identify and seek federal funding to provide grants to fund those job training and educational programs.