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Vocational vs. traditional education: What’s the difference?

Vocational education programs are also sometimes known as occupational or technical education, career training, trade schools and apprenticeship programs. Vocational or career education programs prepare and train their students in specialized skills for specific career...


EDAWN: ‘Work Live Play’ site seeing rise in resumés

“It’s not just about attraction from the outside. It’s really about connecting employers and seekers wherever they may be; enticing them to come here or connecting them if they’re already here," says Nancy McCormick of EDAWN.







Google announces 3 new career tech skill certificates

Part of the Grow with Google economic initiative, the certificates are designed to equip participants with the essential skills they need to get a job; Google also announced it is funding 100,000 need-based scholarships enrollment.


Nevada minimum wage increase begins in 2020

A new law revises provisions relating to health care and the qualified health benefits, effective Jan. 1, 2020, and establishes the minimum level of health benefits that an employer is required to make available to an employee and his or her dependents for the purpose of determining whether the employer is authorized to pay the lower minimum wage rate.






Relocating to Northern Nevada: Tech-splosion bolstering the economy

Reno-Sparks has diversified over the past decade or so from its longtime roots in gaming, construction, tourism and warehousing/distribution. Its new economy is powered in part by the likes of technology giants such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Tesla, Panasonic, Switch, and many, many smaller technology companies that have planted their flags here in recent years.




Connecting the dots: new-to-Reno fintech company gaining steam

Red Dot Management, a fintech firm specializing in acquiring and resolving third-party liability claims from motor vehicle accidents, launched in 2015. Five years later, after secured more than $50 million in debt financing, the firm now calls Reno home.