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Dropout Prevention Program to be Recognized

Dropout Prevention Program to be Recognized

 

Students at Desert Pines High School will be celebrated for their participation in a dropout prevention and job competency program.

Desert Pines High School and the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program will host a celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday to induct chapter officers and recognize more than 30 students participating in JAG. The inaugural dinner will take place in the school, 3800 Harris Avenue, Las Vegas, and will include remarks from Governor Brian Sandoval, who serves on the National JAG Board and helped bring the program to Nevada.

The program, which is in its pilot year in the school district, provides dropout prevention, dropout recovery and school-to-career strategies for students. The program assists juniors and seniors to stay on track to graduate and also provides support for young adults to pursue college or jobs with career advancement opportunities.

New Job and Education Center Opens

New Job and Education Center Opens

 

The ribbon was cut Tuesday on a new center dedicated to providing job training and education to an underserved community.

The Raphael Rivera Opportunity Center is now open at 2900 East Stewart Avenue, which is near Stewart Avenue and Mojave Road.

The center will provide job training, educational programs and economic development, targeting the Hispanic community.

"The more services and educational opportunities that we connect with this part of town the better it is going to be, not just for this part of town, but Nevada in general," Assemblywoman Lucy Flores D-Las Vegas, whose district includes the same area, said

The Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation is working with the City of Las Vegas to run the new center.

 

Clark County Fire Department Hiring for 60 Positions

Clark County Fire Department Hiring for 60 Positions

 

A limited number of applicants will be accepted by Clark County for firefighter and firefighter paramedic openings.

Applications for more than 60 positions are being accepted June 19 through July 3 and must be submitted online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov. No more applications will be accepted once 2,500 persons have applied.  

Outreach sessions are scheduled throughout the valley and are open to anyone interested in receiving information about the application process, employment requirements, the testing process and test-taking tips. There also will be a question-and-answer session.

Workshop Offered for Businesses Looking to Get into Airport

Workshop Offered for Businesses Looking to Get into Airport

 

Millions of people pass through McCarran International Airport every year. Which makes it is a huge marketplace for small business owners but getting a foot in the door at the airport can be tough.

Friday the airport is holding a free workshop to explain the process for setting up shop inside the airport. It’s a process called Request for Proposals. The workshop will give business owners an overview of the process. Officials will also go through what documents and information are needed.

Right now there are three open RFP opportunities at the airport for Specialty Retail, Airport Concierge Services, and Per Captia Limousine and Minibus Services. There could also be more business opportunities opening at the airport in the next few months.

Mountain View Christian Seeks Teachers

Mountain View Christian Seeks Teachers

Mountain View Christian Schools Leadership Institute currently is accepting applications for teachers. The institute is looking for creative, innovative, exciting teachers to help grow tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, call 452-1300 or visit www.mvcs.net.