People: EDAWN’s Amy Fleming promoted to Director of Workforce Development
RENO, Nev. — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada last week announced the promotion of Amy Fleming to the position of Director of Workforce Development.
Fleming previously served as Manager for Workforce Development for EDAWN, according to a press release from the authority.
In her new role at EDAWN, Fleming is responsible for implementing a robust community workforce plan throughout the area and brings her extensive economic development background to the position.
She will be focused on aligning the regional workforce development system to meet employer needs; identifying and minimizing skills gaps; building stronger connections among industry, education and workforce resources; expanding access to skilled talent; and preparing the community for the impacts of robotics and automation.
Fleming’s background includes over 7 years in various roles at the Harvard Business School, in Boston and abroad. Most recently, she served as Program Manager for Competitiveness and Economic Development at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness prior to moving back to Nevada.
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in Biology, with a minor in music, and also serves as the Director of the High Desert Harmony Chorus.
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