(Alexander Corey, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – After engaging in career readiness workshops, skills assessments and coaching, 21 Nevada veterans graduated on July 22 from the Platform to Employment program sponsored by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation.
The participants compose the sixth set of unemployed Nevadans who completed the program. Of the first five classes who went into the program since 2014, 66 percent of them are now engaged in productive vocations.
The NV DETR was organized purposely to uplift the employment level in the state by apprising Nevadans, especially those who are unemployed on a long-term basis, of the career essentials, building their morale, and helping them get into the right jobs at the right companies.
A person is on a long-term unemployment if he has been unemployed for 27 weeks or more. The participants of the sixth class are all veterans, unemployed on a long-term basis after termination from their previous work due to varied causes.
NV DETR will help the new graduates look for jobs and companies that fit their skills. One graduate, Patrick Elmore, was even granted work immediately as instructor at a local driving school. This, Elmore higly appreciated and thanked the program and the department.