Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after visiting North Valleys High School, where she welcomed students for their first day of school and spoke with school officials about North Valleys’ Agricultural Engineering and Natural Resource Management Signature Academy. The Academy is one of nine in the Washoe County Schools District which provide opportunities for students to earn college credits and industry-recognized certifications in different careers and industries.
“It was an honor for me to be able to join some of Nevada’s bright young students and talented teachers as they start a new school year. I’m especially impressed by Washoe County Schools District’s creation of their Signature Academies at high schools like North Valleys and throughout the district. It’s programs like these that provide our students with innovative and hands-on learning experiences, preparing them for future successes in college, or in today’s technical careers. These programs provide the crucial workforce training that builds the workforce of the future for our state, makes our kids competitive for jobs, gives them the skills to start their own business, and allows our great state to keep our best and brightest right here. I will continue to do all I can in the Senate to ensure that our students are provided with a 21st century education.”