Nevada was one of the 10 states selected to participate in New Skills for Youth (NSFY). NSFY, launched by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 2016, is a $75 million, five-year initiative, aimed at strengthening and expanding high-quality career pathways for youth. As part of this initiative, the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group worked with states to improve their career readiness systems.
This snapshot profiles the work Nevada did to enhance its career readiness system across the entire NSFY initiative. Between 2016 and 2019, Nevada:
- Designed and implemented the college- and career-ready (CCR) high school diploma: Nevada’s efforts to transform its career readiness system were structured around a new high school diploma authorized by the Legislature in 2017.
- Built the infrastructure to scale work-based learning opportunities statewide: Throughout the NSFY initiative, Nevada worked to formalize and coordinate work-based learning activities and expand opportunities to learners across the state.
- Completed a comprehensive career pathways audit: Under then-Gov. Brian Sandoval, Nevada took aggressive action to strengthen its current and future workforce and diversify its economy by strengthening high-growth “New Nevada” sectors such as advanced manufacturing, information technology, education and health care.
To learn more about the history of the New Skills for Youth Nevada initiative, visit any of the following resources:
To learn more about 10 New Skills for Youth states, visit the New Skills for Youth Impact Snapshots series page.