Google Impact Challenge selects Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems for Innovative Workforce Development Program
LAS VEGAS, November 19, 2019 /NIASNewswire/ -- The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) was selected as a Google Impact Challenge winner under the Google.org Impact Challenge Nevada for its innovative Workforce Development Program called ARISE – Attaining Resilience and Independence through Support and Education. All Nevada non-profits had the opportunity this past summer to compete for one of five coveted Google Impact Challenge winners by submitting their innovative proposals to Google to create economic opportunity in Nevada. NIAS was further screened by Google through a rigorous interview process before they were recommended to a Nevada panel of judges to further evaluate and select as one of five winners. The panel of judges was made up from senior Nevada business and economic development leaders across Nevada including former Governor Brian Sandoval. The Nevada judges based their selection decision on four key criteria: community impact, innovation, reach, and feasibility. All five winners will receive $175,000 in grants and training from Google to jumpstart their ideas.1
Photo Credit: NIAS, ARISE Workshop Activity
For the first time in Nevada, with the training and support of Google, NIAS can help bridge the labor supply...