About the Pilot Program
It’s never too late to learn more about what motivates you and the careers that match your lifestyle.
That's the idea behind he Nevada CareerExplorer powered by Headed2, now available to library members in Las-Vegas/Clark County, as well as in Henderson, Boulder and North Las Vegas. The Nevada CareerExplorer is a free website made possible by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Behind the CareerExplorer’s bright and engaging interface are some of the most extensive career databases available today, including a range of self-assessments from O*Net, over 900 occupations, real-time job listings from Direct Employers, certification and graduate education profiles and more.
The Nevada CareerExplorer is available to all Nevada library cardholders. While library members can perform a traditional job search, our system goes much further. Users of the site are encouraged to create an account and try one of the self assessments in the “Discover Possibilities” section, such as the Interest Explorer, which helps you better understand what your interests are and how they connect to the world of work.
Another great feature of the Nevada CareerExplorer are its career “cluster profiles” which show how in-demand a given set of occupations are, how many opportunities are available and the average salary. As Users explore more through the system, the system is able to intelligently suggest new career and educational opportunities in the personalized “Career Hub”.
The Nevada CareerExplorer is a breakthrough initiative that brings an extremely valuable resource to Southern Nevada’s library members. Visit nv.headed2.com today and register for an account. All you need is your Nevada library card!
The Nevada CareerExplorer is a free website made possible by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Career Explorer is a place to find not just a job, but a career you’ll love. Explore over 900 careers, countless educational and certification opportunities, or learn more about yourself and the careers made for you by taking a self-assessment. The CareerExplorer is designed to help you better understand yourself, what you want out of work, and what kinds of jobs you’ll love. From there it layers in critical local and statewide data, including Nevada’s in-demand industries, sectors, careers, and pathways, to help inform an actual plan to get where you want to go. Visit nv.headed2.com today and register for an account. All you need is your Nevada library card!
Value for Nevadans:
The easily understood, well-curated and well-displayed research database is designed to promote local labor markets and training opportunities for:
Nevada’s priority industries and career clusters
To highlight the necessary corresponding credentials and certifications
Point people to local and statewide workforce development resources and employment opportunities
Value for public librarians and library partners:
The tool provides powerful supply/demand analysis and reporting, helping staff provide timely career coaching, and
Provides customized referral process for each partner through partner profiles and local opportunities network.
Provides customized reporting modules for each partner.
Library card as the “identifier”
Custom content based upon zip code/library geo-code
Promote local opportunities
Occupation search using WorkKeys
Individual career action plan and work weadiness checklist
Personalized Career Hub (intelligent recommendations)
Smart LMI for users
Sector profile pages
Young adults (typically between 16 – 24) may or may not be in school, may or may not be working
Individuals with personal challenges to work
Adults in need of basic skills (typically less than a high school diploma or high school graduates in need of remediation)
Workers seeking career changes or advancement
Transitioning military (and spouses)
User measures - Awareness of (1) Self and (2) Resources:
Users who take at least 1 assessment
Users who participate in library career navigation class (many things will influence this metric)
Catch and refer - referrals to partners
Survey (required per LSTA grant)
Library staff measures - Ability to build career information collection and serve as reference service:
Understand goals and objectives
Acquire content - number of partner profiles (acquire content)
Measure number of marketing mentions, ex. Direct mail, email, social media, library website, displays in library
User engagement - number of career navigation classes face-to-face
User measures report - documentation of career navigation skills obtained
5 question survey (per LSTA grant requirements)
Targeted industry sectors:
HOW SOUTHERN NEVADA WILL USE THE CAREEREXPLORER POWERED BY HEADED2:
Scale career pathways
Scale career pathways the culminate in credentials of value
Implement work-based learning
Integrate education, workforce and economic development funding streams
Ensure cross-institutional alignment, e.g. adopt policies and processes across partner programs/institutions regarding career pathways and smooth transitions.
Promote in-demand career pathways
WIOA CO-LOCATION AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES NEEDS (From Irene):
Navigation in place at all libraries
Cross-training amongst the required partners
Established a referral process, ex. Make an appointment from a Partner Profile
Outreach plan to assist co-located partners in the library
Customer flow design for each library location
Approved operating procedural manual
STATE AND REGIONAL ALIGNMENT:
State - OWINN Goals:
Regional - Workforce Connection Goals:
 State of Nevada Department of Education, January 11, 2017 (retrieved September 6, 2017 at http://www.doe.nv.gov/News__Media/Press_Releases/2017/Nevada_Awarded_$2_Million_to_Increase_the_Number_of_Students_who_Graduate_from_High_School_Prepared_for_Careers/
 Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation in Nevada website (retrieved September 14, 2017 at: http://gov.nv.gov/OWINN/Career-Pathways/)
 “Connecting Nevada’s Young Adults to Training and Employment: Perspectives from Nevada’s Young Adults and Employers”, Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation in Nevada (OWINN), November, 2016 (retrieved September 14, 2017 at http://gov.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/govnvgov/Content/OWINN/ConnectingYoungAdultsToEmploymentOWINN-2016.pdf.
 “Cross Sector Council Report: October 10, 2016”, OWINN, October 16, 2017 (retrieved September 14, 2017 at: http://gov.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/govnvgov/Content/OWINN/SectorCouncil/CrossSectorCouncilReport_10_2016.pdf)
 “Workforce Connections’ Four-Year Local Plan for Southern Nevada’s Workforce Development Area, Effective July, 2016 - June 30, 2020”, SNWC, (retrieved September 21, 2017 at http://nvworkforceconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/WC-Four-Year-Local-Plan-Executed-and-Searchable-July-2016-June-2020.pdf
 Strategic Work Plan Goals Matrix, SNWC (retrieved on September 21, 2017 at http://nvworkforceconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Strategic-Work-Plan-Goals-Matrix-5-1-17.pdf)
Four (4) library districts in the region, 10 of 25 public libraries, # cardholders
One (1) community college with 3 campuses
Co-location of WIOA-funded programs at 10 library locations (1 HQ, 8 career centers, approx. 50 program providers, 5,000 WIOA participants)
Beyond the pilot (additional partners in pilot region):
1 school district, 664 schools, 327,000 students, 15,100 teachers
12 colleges and universities
Plus, Boy and Girl Scouts, Goodwill, AARP, United Way, Chambers of Commerce, faith-based organizations, etc.