Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), in partnership with Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerceand Workforce Connections, has released a new Workforce Blueprint, identifying high-demand occupations in Southern Nevada. Among the most in-demand jobs include software developers, civil engineers and registered nurses.
“We are proud to work together with Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Connections to create this much-needed blueprint,” said LVGEA President & CEO Jonas Peterson. “It’s a chance to prepare our workforce for the jobs of the future.”
“Workforce Blueprint 2.0 creates a roadmap for workforce development for our region for years to come. It connects the dots on what credentials our workers need to build a successful career to the types of skills our employers need to thrive and grow. This is a major step forward in enhancing the talent pipeline in Southern Nevada,” said Mary Beth Sewald, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.
“The ability to connect employers to a ready workforce is the key to our state’s long term economic success,” said Workforce Connections Executive Director Jaime Cruz. “Workforce Blueprint 2.0 helps us to ensure we are building the programs and trainings needed to fulfill the needs of local employers.”
Created in collaboration with Emergent Method, a management and strategy consulting firm, the Workforce Blueprint 2.0 updates the in-demand occupations in alignment with predetermined target industries as first laid out in the 2017 report. These industries were recognized as spaces where Southern Nevada’s economic development stakeholders should direct their attention. They include the following:
- Business headquarters and services
- Emerging technology
- Logistics, manufacturing and supply chain management
- Autonomous systems
- Finance, banking and insurance
- Health care services and medical education
- Gaming, tourism and conventions
The purpose is to align educational and training needs by mapping out degree programs for the occupations. Additionally, the report comprises a forecast of annual job openings and expected job growth.
View the list of the top 100 high-demand occupations and the full Workforce Blueprint 2.0 at workforceblueprint.org. For more information, visit our News Center.
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About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach. LVGEA’s vision is to help Southern Nevada residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit www.www.lvgea.org.
About Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber is the largest business organization in Nevada. Founded in 1911, it is focused on advocacy and public policy at all levels of government, developing partnerships to improve the community, and providing resources to help businesses grow, thrive and create jobs. More information can be found at LVChamber.com.
About Workforce Connections (WC)
WC convenes the public workforce development system in Southern Nevada. As the Local Workforce Development Board, WC connects employers to a ready workforce through a network of One-Stop Career Centers that provide education, training and employment opportunities. For more information on these resources visit: www.nvcareercenter.org.