Nevada’s Training Incentives

Nevada is a Right to Work State:

Right to Work Laws secure the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. However, employees who work in the railway or airline industries are not protected by a right to work law, and employees who work on a federal enclave may not be.

  • Policy on Union Membership, Organization, etc.

No person shall be denied the opportunity to obtain or retain employment because of non-membership in a labor organization.

  • Prohibited Activity

Agreements prohibiting employment because of non-membership in labor organization; strike or picketing to force or induce employer to make agreement; compelling person to join labor organization, strike, or leave employment; conspiracy to cause discharge or denial of employment or to induce refusal of work on basis of membership

Workers' Compensation:

Nevada law requires all business owners to obtain and maintain

workers' compensation coverage :

Employers may obtain workers' compensation insurance from a private insurance company authorized to provide workers' compensation in Nevada by the Division of Insurance (DOl).

  • If qualified, an employer may be self-insured through an approval process overseen by the DOl.
  • For smaller businesses there are associations of self-insured employers - groups of employers (generally in the same type of business) which are members of the association.
Chris Nielsen, 18, works in a Western Nevada College manufacturing hub at Silver Stage High School in Silver Springs, Nev. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.
Photo by Cathleen Allison

Incentive Based Employment - Receive wage retention supplements of up to $2,000 per employee

Silver State Works

  • On the Job Training -Administered by Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation (DETR)
  • Job Placement -Nevada Job Connect recruitment and employee search/job placement services are available at no cost to the employer
  • Employer Incentive Job Program - Receive 50% of participants wages through training period
  • Incentive Based Employment - Receive wage retention supplements of up to $2,000 per employee
Improve Black Letters Blue State

Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College (WNC) has five different campus locations spread throughout the Sierra Region. WNC offers associate degrees and academic programs to meet a variety of educational goals. Some students wish to learn occupational skills or work toward career advancement. Others seek credits which will transfer to a four-year college or university. A number of one-year certificates are also offered in occupational areas.

Technology-Mechatronics Program

WNC is one of two campuses in the Western United States to offer the World renown Mechatronics program.

This degree program ensures experience with an understanding of the principal operations of mechatronic subsystems in a complex system, as aligned with the rigorous Siemens industry certification exam objectives. The program courses include specialization in electricity, mechanics, fluid power and programmable logic controllers while solidifying skills for advanced manufacturing, including project management, process management and optimization, research, cost control, safety, documentation and effective teamwork. The degree specialization will prepare students for certification as a Level 2 Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate.

Students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrate that they:

  • Know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.
  • Are able to communicate effectively and appropriately, in oral and written form.
  • Are able to locate, evaluate and properly utilize the tools and resources appropriate to a technology professional.
  • Are able to acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career enhancement.
  • Have developed an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues.
  • Have developed an appreciation of the need and importance of lifelong learning.

WNC CTE Programs

The Career & Technical Education(CTE) division at WNC offers a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, certificates of achievement, certification and licensing preparation, and special academic programs. The mission of the division is to help students earn a four-year degree, prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and/or to provide them with the knowledge they need for their careers.

WNC Jump Start Program

WNC has established working relationships with the local high schools in the Sierra Region with their Jump Start Program. The Jump Start College program is a dual-enrollment opportunity for students in selected Nevada high schools. Students enroll in college courses through Western Nevada College while simultaneously earning high school credits. Jump Start College participants are able to complete up to 60 college credits through WNC.WNC has established working relationships with the local high schools in the Sierra Region with their Jump Start Program. The Jump Start College program is a dual-enrollment opportunity for students in selected Nevada high schools. Students enroll in college courses through Western Nevada College while simultaneously earning high school credits. Jump Start College participants are able to complete up to 60 college credits through WNC.

WNC Veterans Resource Center

The Center is manned by an all veteran staff that knows what it means to serve. The Center maintains focus on its motto of “Vets helping Vets” by operating a diverse selection of programs and initiatives designed to serve its diverse population. The Center’s primary focus is to assist the veteran or their family in the transition to the world of higher education.
The Pre-Admission adviser will walk the veteran through the often difficult process of creating an educational plan in order to maximize the VA education benefits. The Veteran Resource Center Coordinator is also the academic adviser for the student veterans on campus; his primary mission is to ensure that our veterans are given all the tools they need to succeed