STEM Workforce Challenge Grants Outcomes

The Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT), through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Challenge Grants, seeks to spark the creation of lasting partnerships between industry and workforce training providers.

    These partnerships must result in:

    • The identification of STEM-specific skills needed by employers in Nevada;
    • The creation of programs that provide the education and skills training to workers that match the needs of employers;
    • Programs that are aligned with present and future workforce needs in Nevada as identified by relevant labor market information (LMI); and
    • Programs that are sustainable after grant funds have been exhausted.

      OSIT solicits applications for its STEM Workforce Challenge Grant program and competitively awards startup funding to programs that meet the criteria outlined above.


        • Total Funding Awarded: $4,103,067
        • Funded Programs: 30
        • Number of Enrolled Students: 2,570
        • Number of Completed Degrees or Certificates: 1,323
        • Number of Employed in a Related Field: 1,248
        • Percentage of Enrolled Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds: 56%
        • Average Wage: $61,376

          STEM Workforce Challenge Grants Categories Funded

          1. IT and Cybersecurity
          2. Advanced Manufacturing
          3. Healthcare
          4. Construction
          5. Aviation and Unmanned Aerial Systems

            Map of NV STEM Workforce Challenge Grant Recipients

              Funded Programs

              Round I

              • Nevada State College- STEM Teacher Preparation Program
              • Truckee Meadows Community College- Data Center Engineering Technician Training Program
              • Western Nevada College- Mechatronics Advanced Manufacturing Training Program

                Round II

                • Career College of Northern Nevada- Automated Material Handling System Training Program
                • Churchill County Library- Information Technology Gateway Training Program
                • College of Southern Nevada- Cybersecurity Training Program
                • Nevada State College- Horticulture Science Certification Program
                • The City of Henderson- IT Bootcamp and Job Placement Program
                • Western Nevada College- Welding Engineering Technology Program

                  Round III

                  • College of Southern Nevada- Aviation Lab

                    Round IV

                    • Carrington College- Registered Nursing Program 
                    • Great Basin College- Operation Bravo
                    • Transmosis- Employer-Driven Cybersecurity Training Program
                    • Truckee Meadows Community College- UAS Sensor Data Processing
                    • Truckee Meadows Community College- Paramedic Training Program
                    • University Medical Center- Nurse Residency Pilot Program
                    • Western Nevada College- Mechatronics Level Two Training Program
                    • Nevada Partners Inc.- Welding Apprenticeship 
                    • Western Nevada College- Manufacturing and
                    • Engineering Expansion
                    • College of Southern Nevada- UAS Engineering Technology Program

                      Round V

                      • Tech Impact- Punch Code: Web Development and Coding Bootcamp
                      • Associated General Contractors of Northern Nevada- Construction Access Program
                      • University Medical Center- Industry-Required Nursing Credential Training Program
                      • Western Nevada College- Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Program

                        Round VI

                        • Desert Research Institute- Cybersecurity Internship
                        • NNEJATC- Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship
                        • Southwest Compliance and Safety Training InstituteHazardous Materials Training Program
                        • Tech Impact- IT Works 2.0 Network Engineering
                        • University Medical Center- Certification and Training Initiative for Nurses

                          Round VII

                          • Great Basin College- Manufacturing Machining and Technology Program

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