CARSON CITY — Local elected officials representing the Northern Nevada workforce development agency have endorsed a plan to restructure the delivery of job training funds to Nevadans, including eliminating the two local boards now involved in the process.
The 13 local elected officials who oversee the northern agency, called Nevadaworks, have endorsed unanimously the consolidation plan put forward by Frank Woodbeck, director of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. If approved, the changes are expected to free up $5 million for job training that the two boards now consume in administrative costs.
“On behalf of the local elected officials of the 13 Northern Nevada counties represented by Nevadaworks, please accept this letter in support of your agency’s plan,” said Norman Frey, chairman of the Nevadaworks board and a Churchill County commissioner, in a letter sent to Woodbeck on June 11.
The statewide Governor’s Workforce Investment Board also has supported the consolidation plan unanimously, which will require a waiver from the U.S. Department of Labor.