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Las Vegas Review Journal - May 17, 2017

Fiber Optic Expansion Bill Headed to Nevada Governor

College of Southern Nevada’s Elevates its Cybersecurity Program

College of Southern Nevada's Elevates its Cybersecurity Program

Western Nevada College partners with Siemens

Western Nevada College partners with Siemens

Western Nevada College Rolls Out New Certification To Prepare Workforce

Western Nevada College Rolls Out New Certification To Prepare WorkforceWestern Nevada College Rolls Out New Certification To Prepare Workforce

TMCC Helping Students Train for the Jobs of the Future

TMCC Helping Students Train for the Jobs of the Future 

Western Nevada College nets $142,000 STEM grant to enhance tech programs

Western Nevada College has received a $142,000 STEM Workforce Challenge Grant to enhance its welding certificate and degree programs. The programs help meet the needs of the region’s advanced manufacturers. Full article...

Nevada awards $626K to train workers for high-tech jobs

Nevada is offering more than a half a million dollars in grants to prepare the state's workers for high-paying science and technology jobs. Full article...

Nevada Issues $626,000 In Grants To Train High-Tech Workers

Nevada is investing hundreds of thousand of dollars in workforce training as the state continues to diversify its economy.
The Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology awarded $626,000 to the College of Southern Nevada, among others statewide. Full article...

Huge grants given to library, WNC

Churchill County Library was awarded $46,322 to develop an Information Technology Gateway Training (ITGT) program for Churchill County and surrounding rural areas such as Gabbs and Austin. Full article...

NV awards $620,000 for STEM, training for Tesla, IT and agriculture jobs

Nevada doubled down on diversification as the state awarded more than $620,000 dollars for workforce training that targets key industries, including jobs for Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory.      Full article  

State awards $600,000 to boost STEM jobs

More than $600,000 in grants to boost training programs for science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers have been awarded by Gov. Brian Sandoval's office, it announced on Thursday.        Full article

Resurrected Office Aims to Improve Nevada's High-Tech Chances
With companies like Tesla and Switch, and maybe Faraday Future on their way, can Nevada become a high-tech hub if our school system doesn’t improve?
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Nevada Reestablishes Office of Science Innovation, and Technology
As part of Nevada’s efforts to better prepare its workers to compete in the state’s technology industries, Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the reestablishment of the state’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology, naming Brian Mitchell its program director. The office, which Sandoval says is inspired by the workforce development programs he saw in Germany during his recent European trade mission, will coordinate efforts between K-12 schools and universities to improve STEM education and ensure that the state’s workforce meets industry needs.
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Nevada Aims to Bolster STEM Workforce with Revived Group
As part of an effort to boost the state’s science and tech workforce, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed a new program director to its recently resuscitated innovation office Wednesday.
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Nevada Governor's Science Office Revived, Gets new director
CARSON CITY (AP) — The Governor's Office of Science, Innovation and Technology is getting a fresh start and a new director after being defunct for years.
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Press Releases

Governor Sandoval Announces 8 Official STEM Schools - May 17, 2017

Governor Sandoval Announces 8 Official STEM Schools-May 17, 2017

Governor's Office of Science, Innovation and Technology Awards $1,000,000 For New and Expanded STEM Workforce Training Programs

Governor's OSIT Awards $1,000,000 For New & Expanded STEM Workforce Training Programs

Governor Sandoval Proclaims 2016-2017 School Year as the "Year of STEM"

Governor's Press release...

Governor's Sandoval Press release

Sandoval announces ‘Year of STEM’ during Sparks High School visit - Sparks Tribune

Gov. Brian Sandoval visited Sparks High School Monday to proclaim the 2016-17 school session the “Year of STEM,” promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Full article: Sandoval announces ‘Year of STEM’ during Sparks High School visit

Governor Sandoval Proclaims 2016-2017 School Year as the "Year of STEM"

OSIT Awards More Than $600,000 for New STEM Workforce Training Programs

The Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) today announced it has awarded Round 2 STEM Workforce Challenge Grants to Nevada training providers throughout the state. Total awarded grant funding is $626,206. Full article:Round 2 STEM Workforce Challenge Grants

Three Colleges Are Set to Receive More Than $335,000 in Grant Funds

The Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) today announced it has awarded STEM Workforce Challenge Grants to three Nevada Community Colleges. The total grant funding the colleges will receive is $335,975.
“As we seek to diversify Nevada’s economy, our economic development strategy has targeted high-tech industries that pay good wages. Now we need a workforce development strategy to match,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “The training programs funded by these grants are the beginning of that strategy and will supply the highly trained workforce required for the New Nevada economy.” Full Article Press Release

SANDOVAL ANNOUNCES OFFICE OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Sandoval has also appointed Brian Mitchell as the Program Director for the reestablished Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology. Mitchell previously served as an education fellow for the Office of the Governor.OFFICE OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM DIRECTOR