In 2021, Nevada received the National Governors Association Innovation Network grant to study Nevada’s workforce development needs and make recommendations on ways to help more job seekers and employers in Nevada. Therefore, Governor Sisolak announced the creation of Workforce Development subcabinet yesterday and appointed six members who play a major role in Nevada's workforce development.
The subcabinet members are tasked with reviewing and recommending evidence-based best practices, consolidating and coordinating state services to maximize efficiencies and reduce red-tape and unnecessary duplications of services, and with gathering and publishing relevant, real-time data measuring Nevada’s workforce needs and successes. Their goal is to help employers find the employees they need and job seekers find the education, training, and assistance needed to land and advance in the careers they want.
The following members of the Governor’s current cabinet have been appointed to the Sub-cabinet.
- Crystal Abba – Officer in Charge, Nevada System of Higher Education
- Michael Brown – Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
- Elisa Cafferata – Director, Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
- Jhone Ebert – Superintendent, Nevada Department of Education.
- Isla Young – Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation.
- Fred Wagar – Director of the Department of Veterans Services.