SkillStorm’s Upskill Together project will expand access to in-demand industry-recognized credentials; provide free training to individuals from historically underserved communities
Collaboration with SkillStorm will expand access to technology skills training and industry-recognized credentials for UNLV students, alumni, and community members
LAS VEGAS — September 29, 2022 — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) today announced a collaboration with the tech talent accelerator SkillStorm designed to provide increased access to industry-recognized credentials in high-demand enterprise technologies, including AWS, Salesforce, CompTIA and Pega.
The Division of Educational Outreach is pleased to announce that James Fowlkes has been hired as the new Director of Program Development for Continuing Education. James holds a bachelor of science in mathematics and a master's of science in leadership in higher education. James most recently served as Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Virginia Commonwealth University Online and Continuing Education, where he oversaw the expansion and improvement of curriculum and faculty development.
Lifelong learning is a great way to relax after work, learn something new, or upgrade your professional skills. Continuing Education’s classes are available both in-person or online, and are designed for adult learners. Explore some of the new programs and classes this fall!
New programs for fall 2022 include:
Break into the technology industry or upgrade your skills to stay relevant in today’s technical and digital field. The technology and digital landscape is always changing and many of these fields need qualified and skilled candidates to fill job vacancies. New skills can take you further and expand your options. UNLV Continuing Education offers multiple programs and certifications that will aid you in your current career or a potential new career path.
On time and under budget–that is the goal of any project management professional. It’s a concept easily attainable on paper, but real world execution often results in the opposite–late and over budget. Denis Peterson, Ph.D., president of Petersen Training, LLC, has had to step in and course correct a lot of projects during his career and decided he could provide training that resulted in maximum efficiency. This led to a partnership with UNLV Continuing Education to offer the Advanced Project Management Certificate program in southern Nevada.
Kerri Carder-McCoy wanted something different. She had a degree in hospitality and built that into a successful career in the San Francisco Bay area for close to twenty years.
But upon moving to Las Vegas, she sought a change of pace. She explored many of the opportunities her new city provided, and realized the legal profession not only prospered here, but also needed skilled workers to fill the expanding vacancies.
Project management is one of the hottest, fastest-growing professions in the world! Companies in every industry are seeking for and hiring certified project managers.
Workforce and career needs are always changing, especially during these recent times. UNLV Continuing Education works to address these needs by adding new programs that will aid you in your current career or a potential new career path. Many of these fields need qualified and skilled candidates to fill job vacancies. New skills and certifications can take you further and expand your options.