Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce Development

The team visited 13 companies in the month of February, provided assistance to 9 of them, and also facilitated 14 business to business connections.

Facilitating connections is a key part of the retention and expansion program. By visiting companies and learning what they do at an in-depth level, we can more easily identify opportunities to connect them with others at both ends of their supply chain. So, if you are a primary company, and have not yet been visited by the team, please reach out to set up an appointment by contacting Cynthia Egan at 775.829.3712. We want to learn more about your company and ways we can help.

Transportation is often identified as a challenge for workers and employers. 

The vanpool program offered by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is one solution to this challenge. For information about their trip match program, go to www.rtc.tripmatch and for information about the Enterprise Ride Share Program, go here.

Workforce Development Updates

Biggest Little Workforce Tip:

Congratulations OWINN who had over 600 new apprenticeship positions approved by the Nevada State Apprenticeship Council including Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, CNC Machine Operator, Production Operator, and Certified Nursing Assistant. Panasonic Energy of North America committed to hiring 500 new apprentices. Looking for employees? Join the Nevada Apprenticeship Project and hire talent from the Apprenticeship waiting list.

EDAWN attended February’s Women Engineers (WE) Local conference in Phoenix to attract talent to our vibrant, friendly, outdoor-lifestyle community. 

Congratulations to Seena Drapala who was honored with the SWE Region “Distinguished Leader” Award.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), Workforce Innovations for a New Nevada (WINN) has awarded TMCC a grant that will support two Jump Start high school programs.

 Students will take Electrical and Mechanical Technology (ELM) classes, and be eligible for $17.00 an hour jobs in manufacturing.

Just a reminder to post those jobs on Nevada JobConnect, the statewide network that connects business with employees. Contact your local JobConnect office now!

Partner Updates

Congratulations to the 2018 NCET Tech Awards and EDAWN Award Winners! 

Winners will be honored at the NCET / EDAWN Awards Dinner at 5 pm on Thursday, April 5th, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa’s Grand Ballroom. Join us for this celebration of our entrepreneurs and the many people and companies nominated for awards, which represent an amazing and impressive cross-section of our region’s best and brightest.  You can purchase tickets and view the 2018 winners here.

If you are an employer looking to get the word out about your company within and outside the region, look no further.

The Hire-Up Guide, being developed by the Northern Nevada Business Weekly (NNBW), is an excellent opportunity to not only promote your employment needs, but also to highlight the benefits of working for and with your company! The format allows companies to position themselves beyond the job listing via a corporate profile page where you can promote your culture, your corporate values, and all those things that make your company great. For more information, contact Kimberly Thomas or go here to view their flyer.

Need Employees?

UNR CAREER and INTERNSHIP EXPO is April 19th recruit Spring 2018 UNR graduates for permanent positions and Build you employee pipeline by hiring current students for summer jobs and internships.

Manufacturers interested in TMCC Applied Technology graduates?

 To be included in the TMCC Employer Directory for Student Referrals fill out the attached document and return to Barbara Walden, TMCC Director of Technical Science Division.

NAE is holding The Supervisory Skills class:

The Fundamentals training series is designed for current supervisors/managers as well as those employees slated for supervisory positions in the future. Topics in this training series include: discipline and discharge, workplace harassment, employment law, performance management, and reasonable suspicion.

Do you have research that needs to be done?

Engage the UNR Undergraduate Community-Based Research program to have a UNR College of Business student and professor research your fall 2018 project or go here.

Are you a member of an organization that holds their meetings elsewhere around the country?

Don’t forget the RSCVA team is ready and able to help you bring one of those meetings to the region. Be a Superhero and help the RSCVA attract meetings and conventions to our area. For more information, go here.

Major Investor of the Week

Reno Engineering Corporation – Reno Engineering has over 20 years of experience in development consulting & engineering services. We assist land owners, developers & builders in achieving their development & construction goals.

EDAWN Events

EDAWN is partnering with the Washoe K-12 Education Foundation for:
“Business of Education – Training a Workforce” Luncheon
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Check-In: 11:30 am
Lunch & Program: 12 noon 1:30 pm
For more information or to sponsor this event, contact
Invitations will be emailed as the event nears!

 For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704.

For the Startup Digest Reno calendar of events, go here:2018 EDAWN Entrepreneurial events. For more information, please contact Elise Leben or call 775.829.3703.