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Nevada Career Information System

Program Goals and Emphasis

The primary goal of Nevada’s Career Resource Network (NCRN) is to provide accurate and usable information to customers in order for them to make informed choices. Nevada’s primary activity is the annual creation, distribution and support of the Nevada Career Information System, provided free of charge on the Internet to all Nevada residents and entities.

State Economic Profile

Economic and Environmental Profile

Key industries include gaming and entertainment, mining and tourism. The gaming industry has been the dominant force in Nevada’s economy for several decades, affecting both the construction and leisure and hospitality sectors. Rural areas are seeing a shortage of workers, including in the expanding mining industry.

The January 2006 unemployment rate was 3.4%, as compared to 4.0% in April 2005.
Key Economic Sectors

• Construction
• Government
• Health Care & Social Assistance
• Leisure & Hospitality
• Professional & Business Services
• Retail Trade

State Career Resource Activities

Highlighted Activities

• NCRN provides CIDS, the Nevada Career Information System (NCIS), free of charge on the Internet to all Nevada residents and entities. “My NCIS? Portfolio allows students and adults to save information of interest from the NCIS, assessment results, personal reflections, career plans, education and work history; and to generate resumes from the information they enter in their personal portfolio. To date, 11,588 individuals have used the portfolio feature.

• NCIS contains information on two- and four-year postsecondary schools nationwide as well as proprietary technical and trade schools within the state. The school sorting module helps students generate a targeted list based on their preferences. In addition, students can generate a school letter or email directly from the NCIS to request application materials or additional information from a school. They can also compare schools side-by-side within the system.
Primary Activities and Trainings

Nevada has conducted the following activities and trainings:
• Career Fairs
• Facilitating Career Development
• Internet Nevada Career Information System
• Nevada Career Information System Presentations and Site Visits
• Real Game

Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS)

CIDS are computer-based systems providing local, state, and national information about careers and employment opportunities. State sites for CIDS include:

Elementary Schools4
Middle Schools 89
High Schools 116
Community Colleges 16
4-Year Colleges/Universities 7
Other 184

Primary Resources

Nevada has published the following resources:
• Nevada Career Information System Exercise Guide
• Nevada CIS Customer Survey & Training Materials
• Nevada CIS Newsletters
• The Real Game

Program Funding and Partnerships

Other Funding Sources

The state receives additional funding from the following:
• State of Nevada
Significant Program Partnerships

• Career Information System

Resource Allocation

Contact Information

State Contact

Contact Person
Darragh Huggins
Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
500 East Third Street
Carson City, NV 89713
Phone: (775) 684-0378
Fax: (775) 684-0341
State Administrative Location

Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation

Regional Contact Information