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Clark County approves $7.6M for jobs program with Culinary Union

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The Clark County Commission meeting is seen on March 15, 2022.

The Clark County Commission on Tuesday approved spending up to $7.6 million during the next four years to provide job training to low-income residents, including County Social Service Department clients and young adults aging out of the county foster care system.

A news release says the contract with the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas supports the organization’s Advance Nevada Initiative that provides job training and employment services, including vocational programs in the hospitality industry.

The program also provides case management and housing support services to participants through the County Social Service Department. It has been in place since 2020 and the county says is has helped 400 local residents find jobs.

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The contract approved by the commission supports program operations through June 2026. 

For more information or to apply, click here. According to the county, qualifying applicants must have an annual income that is below the federal poverty level, which for an individual is $13,590 per year.

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