The Luncheon Celebrated the Accomplishments of Over 200 Students
Vegas PBS recently held its inaugural Workforce Education Graduation Luncheon on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. The ceremony recognized over 200 graduates of the Workforce Education program.
Debra Solt, Director of Workforce Education at Vegas PBS, delivered remarks along with Clark Crowell, Director of Academic Channel and Workforce, ed2go; and Malik M. L. Williams, Project Coordinator, Workforce Connections. There were also three Student Speakers: Analiza Fernandez, Maria Walls and Princette Bowling.
“Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve their local communities and to create programming that responds to the community’s greatest needs,” said Debra Solt, Director of Workforce Education at Vegas PBS. “Those who we celebrated at the Workforce Education Graduation Luncheon enrolled during the start of the COVID-19 shutdown and completed their education between that time and through June of 2023. We know that our students had to endure not only a pandemic but many personal struggles along their path to completion. Therefore, we wanted to have an occasion to congratulate them on their accomplishments and wish them success in their careers.”
The Vegas PBS Workforce Education initiative was launched in 2010 in response to the Great Recession. From teacher professional development courses to certifications in construction and trades, Vegas PBS’ Workforce Education provides Southern Nevadans with the means to pursue high-earning, high-demand careers. With over 370 career programs and 1,000 short-term and compliance courses, the program helps community members find the path to fulfilling careers. Courses are readily accessible and self-paced, ideal for those with busy schedules.
More information can be found at vegaspbs.org/workforce
About Vegas PBS
Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service providing educational content for over 50 years. Vegas PBS builds community through television, education services, and unique experiences that create a sense of place, civic and social capital. For 15 consecutive years, Vegas PBS has remained among the top ten most-watched PBS stations in the country. The station offers four unique broadcast channels: Vegas PBS Ch. 10.1, Vegas PBS Create Ch. 10.2, VEGAS PBS KIDS Ch. 10.3, and Vegas PBS WORLD Ch. 10.4. The station collaborates with community partners to create award-winning content that examines informational, cultural, historic, and educational regional issues.
Vegas PBS provides a robust variety of education services and workforce development opportunities that extend the educational experience beyond the broadcast. Resources and services include Vegas PBS’ Ready To Learn educational workshops for children and families, professional development for teachers, online learning courses and certifications for adults, multimedia educational support for educators, and a Special Needs Resource Library serving those with special needs.
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