92°F
weather icon Cloudy

Apprenticeship efforts expanding

The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a digital platform, apprenticeship.gov, that offers career seekers a platform to search for apprenticeships by city, state and occupation, and connects job seekers to high-skilled, high-paying careers.

The Apprenticeship Finder, a tool that’s free for employers or career seekers, is aimed at addressing a need shared by employers who are looking to promote their apprenticeship opportunities and career seekers searching to access them.

The apprenticeship-finder tool will make it easier for career seekers to find apprenticeship opportunities and help employers promote apprenticeships across new or nontraditional industries, the Labor Department said in its Aug. 30 announcement.

“This effort supports President Trump’s executive order expanding apprenticeships in America by improving access to apprenticeship opportunities that enable more Americans to obtain relevant skills and high-paying jobs,” the department said.

Apprenticeship is a career path under which people can earn and learn at the same time.

Visit apprenticeship.gov to learn more.

THE LATEST
Back to school: Where to get free supplies & essentials

It’s not always easy for families to afford everything that’s needed, particularly with inflation putting an additional pinch on parents’ pockets.

‘Buy in Nye’ awarded for helping 17 homeowners

The Buy in Nye homeownership program provided nearly $3.9 million in affordable mortgages and $288,000 in down-payment assistance to 17 Nye County families.

Solar recycling project denied

Along with the boom in solar energy generation projects, solar recycling is becoming more prevalent, resulting in companies looking to expand their operations to accommodate the new industry. One company, i-Quest Inc., was hoping to bring its own operations to the Pahrump Valley but Nye County commissioners shot down the idea at the board’s most recent meeting.

GALLERY: Winners from this year’s 4th of July Parade

A special ceremony was held this week to bestow the awards upon those organizations that took home top honors in this year’s Fourth of July Parade, sponsored by the Pahrump Holiday Task Force in partnership with the Pahrump Disability Outreach Program.

GALLERY: Helen Keller Days raises $2k for local Federation of the Blind Chapter

The 2nd Annual Helen Keller Days took place with members of the Southern Nye County Chapter of the Federation of the Blind coming together with community supporters for an afternoon of fun and excitement, all in the name of fundraising.

 
Biden tests positive for COVID, shortens Vegas trip

President Joe Biden pulled out of a speech before the nation’s largest Latino organization after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Help ‘empty the shelters’ — adopt a pet

Created in 2011, by Cathy Bissell, the Bissell Pet Foundation has made a positive impact in the lives of roughly more than 775,000 dogs and cats across the country.

Pahrump delegate: Trump-Vance ticket a ‘good blend’

President Donald Trump announced on social media that he has chosen Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio as his running mate in the 2024 election.