State launches Web site to bring youth into workforce
October 3, 2012
A new website dedicated to educating and preparing Nevada youth and young adults to make smarter employment and career decisions has been launched by the Nevada JobConnect system.
The site – http://www.NevadaYouth.org – includes tips youth can use to approach a potential employer, such as resume and cover letter advice, interview do’s and don’ts, and hints for landing a job. In addition, the site has many helpful links to relevant, State-approved programs and organizations to assist youth in assessing their skills, exploring their career interests, and planning for the future.
“Nevada’s future starts with educating and preparing our youth”, said Governor Sandoval. “I would encourage both youth and parents to take the time to explore this site and discover its many employment and educational resources. Through NevadaYouth.org, we’re providing tools, tips and support services to help youth take charge of their future.”
Beyond an educational resource, the website also connects students to current job openings throughout the State. A “Featured Jobs” section highlights available positions in Nevada appropriate to youth job seekers, and youth can also link to the Nevada Job Bank, a one-stop resource that allows users to search job listings by occupation, geographic area, job criteria and salary range, as well as submit their resume for employers to see.
The website has been well-received among educators; both Washoe County School District and Clark County School District are working closely with Nevada JobConnect to raise awareness of the site and its educational and employment benefits to students. Additionally the site is being introduced to student advisors and counselors as a valuable information resource.
“This is a statewide effort that we’re excited to bring to Nevada youth,” said Frank Woodbeck, Director of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. “The site will serve as a key component of our growing effort to connect our youth to potential career paths identified by the sector councils and elsewhere. We look forward to expanding and evolving the site to engage our future leaders of Nevada.”