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Community of Practice SANDI Training Center: SANDI Overview

We have all seen the dramatic impact the pandemic has had on jobs as thousands of adult and dislocated workers struggle to pay bills and find a safe place to work. More recently, the Great Resignation swept the nation, and millions of workers worldwide have quit their job-seeking better wages, better working conditions, and more meaningful work.

The world of work is changing, and libraries have stepped up to meet the growing demand from job seekers looking for work that makes life better. Closer to home, Project SANDI is Supporting and Advancing Nevada’s Dislocated Individuals with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Education Stabilization Fund- Reimagine Workforce Preparation Discretionary Grants Program. Even the grant name is a mouthful!

What are SANDI's Outcome Goals?

Working with a robust workforce development ecosystem, Project SANDI has four goals to help Nevada’s dislocated and underemployed workers and new job seekers:

  1. Modernizing its current workforce system and replacing it with one that can translate skills and work experience into credentials.
  2. Expanding the use of digital platforms (including virtual reality) to offer accelerated training and degree programs for in-demand occupations remotely.
  3. Building an enhanced career navigation tool (Nevada Career Explorer)
  4. Developing an online, self-paced entrepreneurship module that will be embedded in training and educational programs in Nevada.

What will I learn?

 By the end of this series, you will:

  • Understand the career navigation process and how the workforce system is changing.
  • Identify partners within the workforce development ecosystem, and know their roles.
  • Learn how to use existing SANDI tools and resources, including the Nevada Career Explorer and "programs-in-a-box” available within the ecosystem.

Lead Career Navigator

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Jahairy Rivera
Las Vegas, NV