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Work Opportunities Readiness Center - WIOA program

Listing Last Update: March 16, 2017


1640 E Flamingo Rd #100
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Primary Contact

Lola Hester

(702) 369-4357 Ext:1871

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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Program Overview

Program participants ages 17 - 24 are provided with literacy numeracy testing and support, budgeting, tutoring, HiSet Testing and needed employment and training support

Mission Statement

We assist families and individuals throughout Southern Nevada to overcome barriers and attain self-sufficiency through direct services, training and referral to community resources.

Hours of operation: 7 am - 5 pm, Monday - Thursday

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Youth Program Success Story: Kaleeia Chapman

Kaleeia Chapman enrolled in the WIOA youth program in February 2015 at the age of 18. Kaleeia entered the
program with countless goals, but numerous barriers; being low income, having no work history, lacking basic math and English skills, and needing a high school diploma.

Over the next year Kaleeia attended tutoring classes and took the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) several times. And with determination and perseverance she tested for a sixth
time and passed in February 2016.

After finally achieving her secondary education goal, she moved on to finally entering into a Massage Therapy Program with the assistance of her career coach. Over the past nine
months Kaleeia nearly gave up and dropped out several times as she was still lacking some of the needed math and English skills. However, over and over again her career coach and other HELP of Southern Nevada staff were here to
support and encourage her. In November 2016 Kaleeia completed her Massage Therapy Program, including 100 plus hours of hands-on clinical experience. Kaleeia is appreciative of the WIOA program and the support she received in order to meet her goals. Kaleeia's next goal…find her dream job!

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Financial Literacy Outputs/Outcomes (FY 2015-2016):

Number of students reached 38

Number of students demonstrating understanding of financial literacy topics (Self-reported) 38

Number of students demonstrating understanding of financial literacy topics (Teacher-reported) 38

Number of students demonstrating understanding of financial literacy topics (Pre and post assessments) 38

Number of students who opened a bank account 25

Number of students who created a budget and continue use after 6 months 15

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