Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant in the amount of $6,930,635 to the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) to support job-seekers who want to find work in in-demand industries. CSN’s planned education and training center in Las Vegas’s historic Westside will provide not only skills training, but GED access, English learner support, and soft skills education. Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen wrote letters to the Economic Development Administration in support of College of Southern Nevada’s grant proposal for the Westside Education and Training Center.
“I’m so glad to see federal support go to College of Southern Nevada’s workforce training initiative,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “As Nevada’s economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, we’ll need all available resources to help workers find rewarding careers and opportunities. I’ll keep working in the Senate to get the Silver State the federal support needed to revitalize its economy and ensure that every worker can find a path to a rewarding career.”
“We put our economy at risk if we fail to properly invest in workforce development,” said Senator Jacky Rosen. “I applaud the EDA for making this important investment toward CSN’s new workforce training facility that will enhance the education and training experience of Nevada’s students. I will continue to support forward-thinking proposals that ensure our 21st century workforce is equipped with the tools they need to succeed.”
In June 2020, Senator Cortez Masto led a letter with Senator Rosen and colleagues requesting additional EDA funds as part of the COVID relief and recovery efforts for exactly these kind of investments.