LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Goodwill of Southern Nevada (Goodwill®) celebrated the opening of the Goodwill Training Academy with a program, ribbon cutting and tours of facilities designed to advance careers in health care and skilled trades.
The event featured U.S. Representative Susie Lee, Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, City of Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony, each of whom made remarks citing the need for development programs workforce in southern Nevada. The program also recognized the Gene Haas Foundation and the Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation, whose pioneering philanthropic support launched Goodwill’s job training programs to be housed at the academy.
“We are proud to celebrate the launch of our Goodwill Training Academy alongside partners whose past, present and future support will enable us to meet the urgent need for trained professionals in key industries,” said Rick Neal, President and CEO. the management of Goodwill. “What started less than a year ago as an idea is now a fully realized institution that will make important contributions to our community. Our goal is not only to meet employers’ needs for a ready and skilled workforce, but also to provide job seekers with the opportunity to establish a thriving career with upward mobility.
The Goodwill Training Academy occupies 2,500 square feet of space at Goodwill’s headquarters. Facilities include a professional skills lab, training room and a fully equipped healthcare skills lab that simulates an authentic clinical setting. The academy currently serves participants of the 90-day MA Physician Assistant Training Program and the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training Program. Other on-the-job training programs are currently being developed.
For more information about the Goodwill Training Academy, visit GoodwillVegas.org/academy or email [email protected]