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E08: Workforce + Higher Education + Smart Governement Funding = Solutions for the Silver State



Judy Turgiss

Judy Turgiss

Melissa Schroeder from the College of Southern Nevada and Judy Turgiss from The Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation.

Judy Turgiss -Professional Staffing Manager and Recruiting expert with 20+ yrs. primarily managing staffing firms. 5.5 years of Corporate Recruiting experience and my newest adventure is in public service with the State of Nevada, Job Connect Office as a Workforce Service Rep.

Melissa Schroeder

Melissa Schroeder

Melissa Schroeder – Business Services Coordinator at the College of Southern Nevada. Melissa has spent her last 3 years with the College working as a GED Instructor and advisor to TAACCCT programs before she moved up to the Business Services department.


In episode #08 Dave speaks with Melissa Schroeder and Judy Turgiss about the DETR and the College of Southern Nevada and what they are doing with the Nevada Workforce Development Center.

• How the Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation helps in the role of Nevada’s workforce.
• How the College of Southern Nevada is helping with the local workforce.
• How the College of Southern Nevada and The Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation developed a partnership.
• How the Govenor’s vision of bringing workforce and higher education together for Nevada’s employers. With help from Frank woodbeck, Dennis perea, Dan Douker
• How they really dive into making sure your staff is trained, skills are updated, assessments are used as a hiring tool to help you find quality employees.
• What is Work Keys and how can key train help you reinforce your work skills?
• Is the Nevada Workforce Development Center Employer solutions driven?
• How they offer resources with employers, free services for business, start-ups, free workshops working with the Government, etc.


DETR Website:  www.nvdetr.org
College of Southern Nevada Website: www.csn.edu
Nevada Workforce Development Center: HERE
Work Keys: HERE
LinkedIn: Judy Turgiss
Phone contact: 702-651-4826 or 702-651-4109


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