Vegas PBS Receives American Rescue Plan Grant for Workforce Development

The $1,070,000 Grant from Clark County and the City of Las Vegas Will Help Job Seekers and

LAS VEGAS, NV – As part of the American Rescue Plan, Vegas PBS has received a collectivegrant of $1,070,000 from Clark County and the City of Las Vegas to bolster Southern Nevada’s
workforce by helping students and under/unemployed adults get matched with the right
careers and employers. Vegas PBS will achieve this through the use of the Jobtimize Nevada

The funds come as Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.9% is higher than
the national average of 3.7%. Vegas PBS, which has provided workforce training and
certification testing to Southern Nevadans for over a decade, will work with a coalition of
public and private partners to implement Jobtimize Nevada for education and employment
optimization and career placement. Jobtimize is an evidence-based, virtual platform that helps
job seekers discover their individual traits and behaviors while employers can use it to find the
best candidates for their job openings, careers, apprenticeships, training platforms, credentials
and career pathways. Vegas PBS has previously found success with Jobtimize through projects
with veterans, the Spring Mountain Youth Camp, and several non-profits and private education

“This will definitely be one of our largest endeavors,” said Debra Solt, director of Workforce
Training and Economic Development at Vegas PBS. “We’ll be coordinating with a diverse group
of educators, training providers and businesses on how to administer and interpret results of
the Jobtimize platform and ultimately ensuring that the populations we serve find gainful and
satisfying employment.”
The project will serve ARPA-qualifying organizations in Clark County, such as nonprofits, trade
associations, micro to small businesses and private and charter schools in qualified census
tracks in the City of Las Vegas, and throughout our urban and rural communities within the

To learn more about Vegas PBS Workforce Education, please visit

About Vegas PBS

Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service providing educational content for
over 50 years. Vegas PBS builds community through television, education services, and unique
experiences that create a sense of place, civic and social capital. For 14 consecutive years,
Vegas PBS has remained among the top ten most-watched PBS stations in the country. The
station offers four unique broadcast channels: Vegas PBS Ch. 10.1, Vegas PBS Create Ch. 10.2,
VEGAS PBS KIDS Ch. 10.3, and Vegas PBS WORLD Ch. 10.4. The station collaborates with
community partners to create award-winning content that examines informational, cultural,
historic, and educational regional issues.

Vegas PBS provides a robust variety of education services and workforce development
opportunities that extend the educational experience beyond the broadcast. Resources and
services include Vegas PBS’ Ready To Learn educational workshops for children and families,
professional development for teachers, online learning courses and certifications for adults,
multimedia educational support for educators, and a Special Needs Resource Library serving
those with special needs.

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