UNLV Partners with Tech Talent Accelerator to Open New Pathways to High-Demand Careers

Collaboration with SkillStorm will expand access to technology skills training and industry-recognized credentials for UNLV students, graduates and community members

LA VEGAS, September 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) today announced a collaboration with technology talent accelerator SkillStorm, designed to provide increased access to industry-recognized credentials in high-demand enterprise technologies, including AWS, Salesforce, CompTIA and Pega. An initiative of UNLV Continuing Education, the collaboration is specifically focused on driving tech talent to the UNLV community.

“As an institution committed to supporting a growing population of non-traditional learners, we are always looking for new approaches that can help bridge the gap between learning and work,” said Chris L. Heavey, UNLV executive vice president and provost. “This collaboration aims to expand access to technology certification courses that can help our students, alumni, and community members gain access to careers in the region’s fastest growing industries.”

This collaboration is part of an ongoing effort UNLV, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), to create new opportunities for students and community members to access technology education. Last year, the establishment launched an incubator to support student and teacher-entrepreneurs, and last summer UNLV Continuing Education introduced several programs and certifications in cybersecurity, software development, analytics, sales operations and sales development science to enhance skills of the elders and the local community.

“In a context of continuous technological change in the workplace, higher education institutions have both the opportunity – and the responsibility – to help students and community members access the skills that demands of today’s employers,” said Justin Vianello, CEO of SkillStorm. “The University of Nevada, Las Vegas illustrates the crucial role that colleges and universities can play in creating diverse tech talent pools that help fill talent and equity gaps across the country. »

Registration is now open. For more information on these programs and how to enroll, visit https://unlv-catalog.skillstorm.com/.

About the UNLV Education Outreach Division

The Educational Extension Division at UNLV is committed to creating an environment that fosters quality teaching, professional development, stimulating research, and community engagement. The courses and programs we offer are developed with excellence in mind. The Continuing Education Unit designs and delivers high-quality non-credit programs, courses, workshops, and seminars to professional and casual learners. The Division’s programs support UNLV mission and main themes. UNLV DEO is located on the Paradise campus of UNLV. Learn more about edoutreach.unlv.edu

About UNLV

UNLV is a doctoral-granting institution of more than 31,000 students and 3,900 faculty and staff that has earned the nation’s highest recognition for research and community engagement from the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Education. ‘education. UNLV offers a wide range of respected academic programs and is committed to recruiting and retaining the best students and faculty, educating the region’s diverse population and workforce, stimulating economic activity and creating a center university health for Southern Nevada. Learn more about unlv.edu.

About SkillStorm

SkillStorm brings together Fortune 500 employers, universities and government agencies to train the highly skilled tech workforce of tomorrow. Through partnerships with platforms such as Pega, Salesforce, AWS, and ServiceNow, we help active learners and future tech savvy build in-demand skills and earn industry-recognized certifications to compete in a fast-paced economy. increasingly dynamic. Our work is rooted in the belief that closing skills gaps and driving economic mobility are two sides of the same coin, and that new approaches to training can help both expand the pool of tech talent skilled and create new pathways to opportunity.


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