Today the Workforce Connections' Board of Directors approved $200,000 to fund participation for 66 newly graduated registered nurses in the GAP Training for RNs program, a 13-week pilot program which will develop new graduate knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to increase employability and retention in the nursing profession.
Almost 5 million people flock to the Grand Canyon annually to ogle the deep, dramatic gorge that cuts over a mile deep to expose 2 billion years of the earth’s geologic history. The Grand Canyon is the second-most-visited national park in the country; peak season is crowded with busloads of tourists from around the world.
UNLV Continuing Education Director Meni Sarris talks continuing and executive education with Nevada Business Magazine.
It may be hard to think about fall when summer’s still blazing outside, yet now is the time to start planning for fall classes through UNLV Continuing Education. Catalogs will be available at area libraries in mid-July, but the catalog and registration are already available online at ced.unlv.edu/cat2014.
UNLV held its first Academic Achievement Gala on April 17 to honor the distinguished teaching and research of faculty members. Among the honorees was Heath Hiudt, sommelier and Continuing Education instructor, who received the Educational Outreach Faculty Excellence Award. Continuing Education Director Emmanuel (Meni) Sarris nominated Heath for the award, noting the UNLV Sommelier Academy would not exist today without the creativity and dedication of Heath as its designer and lead instructor.
UNLV Continuing Education is creating new opportunities to better serve the evolving needs of our students and the city. The emergence of business, residential, and creative communities downtown is the inspiration behind new downtown classroom spaces and learning opportunities at Neonopolis, Historic Fifth Street School, and other partner locations.
A new Continuing Education Sampler Series, an opportunity to sample our courses and programs, kicks off in April. The first series of classes will be in the Window at the Ogden in Downtown Las Vegas.
Your career will probably go through a few evolutions after you get your degree. Read the blog post by Amy Tartaglia Johns, marketing communications specialist, to find out about her experiences and how Continuing Education can help.
Mark Rivero’s ties to UNLV run deep. He earned his Ed.D. here. He completed a certificate in Human Resource Management here. He has served three years on UNLV’s Adult Learner Advisory Board. His daughter is a student here.
Dr. Rivero’s latest tie? He recently made a donation to support the first-ever scholarship to support veterans pursuing professional continuing education training. During a recent chat with Rivero, he provided insight into why he chose to direct his gift to veterans pursuing continuing education.
Downtown Las Vegas is gaining ground as a great place to live, work, and play. In light of this trend, it made great sense for Continuing Education to expand its offerings by adding more classroom space close to all the action!