NAE Awards Ten Scholarships for MPAEA Conference

March 30th, 2012

MPAEA LogoNevada Adult Educators awarded 10 Early Bird Registration MPAEA Conference scholarships to fellow NAE members. The upcoming Mountain Plains Adult Education conference should be another wonderful opportunity for our members to attend and gain very good information to bring back to Nevada and benefit many adult students and educators. These individuals will be reimbursed for Early Bird MPAEA conference registration fee once they have attended the conference and submitted a conference report due back to the association.

MPAEA 2012 Conference Scholarship Application

January 26th, 2012

On December 13, 2011, the NAE Board of Directors voted to award up to 15 scholarships to its members for the upcoming Mountain Plains Adult Education Associations Conference to be held April 11-14 in Helena, Montana.

NAE-MPAEA-2012-Scholarship-Application

MPAEA Conference website is here.

Nevada Adult Educators is offering a wonderful scholarship opportunity to adult educators.  This one-time scholarship will be used to pay the conference Early Bird registration fee of $195.00 for the upcoming Mountain Plains Adult Education Association’s Annual Conference, on
April 11-14, 2012, in Helena, Montana. (Note: Preconference fees will not be covered through this scholarship.)  Early Bird registration closes March 10, 2012.

This scholarship is available for adult educators to attend the April 2012 Mountain Plains Adult Education Association conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Implementing Career Pathways.  To apply, you MUST be a member of Nevada Adult Educators. Visit www.nvadulted.org to join!  Annual dues are just $35.00 per year. Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed for Early Bird registration fee of $195.00 upon receipt of report due May 15, 2012.

Then, complete and submit the scholarship application by March 1, 2012.  This scholarship is being offered on a first-come first-served basis.  There is a limited amount of funding, so get your application in early!

Economic and Workforce Webinar – Feb 28 – Guest Speaker Jeremy Aguero

January 24th, 2012
Jeremy Aguero portrait

Jeremy Aguero

Join us for a presentation and live discussion with Jeremy Aguero at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28.

Mr. Aguero will present an economic and workforce overview that addresses the diversity of Nevada.

About Jeremy Aguero :

Jeremy Aguero is a principal analyst with Applied Analysis, a leading economic, fiscal and policy research firm based in Las Vegas. A fourth-generation Las Vegas resident, Aguero undertook a special course of undergraduate study at UNLV under the late Dr. Shannon Bybee and graduated with honors from the William S. Boyd School of Law.  Aguero started his career as an intern/analyst with Coopers & Lybrand’s (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers’) financial advisory services group. He founded Applied Analysis in 1997.

Aguero’s work history demonstrates a wide range of abilities. He has performed countless economic and fiscal impact assessments for projects of local, regional and national significance. Some of his major projects Read the rest of this entry »

NAE to Sponsor No. Nevada CATESOL Conference Nov. 18-19

November 15th, 2011

Nevada Adult Educators is proud to be a sponsor of the Northern Nevada CATESOL Chapter Conference to be held November 18 – 19 in Reno, Nevada. NAE will have a booth set  up. Stop by and say hello!

Click here for the CATESOL_Conference brochure.

Nevada Adult Educators Bylaws Updated

September 21st, 2011

NAE LogoThe NAE Board of Directors revised the association’s bylaws on September 14, 2011.
A downloadable copy of the bylaws are always available on our website’s About NAE page.

See Article V, Section 5 for changes.

American Jobs Act – Impact for Nevada

September 9th, 2011

On September 8, President Obama unveiled his plan to create jobs, the American Jobs Act. You can find complete details here. The White House released a paper outlining the impact to each state. We obtained a copy from the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) . You can download the full report here. The excerpt below details the impact his plan would have on Nevada.

THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT: IMPACT FOR NEVADA

 

The American people understand that the economic crisis and the deep recession weren’t created overnight and won’t be solved overnight. The economic security of the middle class has been under attack for decades. That’s why President Obama believes we need to do more than just recover from this economic crisis – we need to rebuild the economy the American way, based on balance, fairness, and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street.  We can work together to create the jobs of the future by helping small business entrepreneurs, by investing in education, and by making things the world buys. The President understands that to restore an American economy that’s built to last we cannot afford to outsource American jobs and encourage reckless financial deals that put middle class security at risk.

 

To create jobs, the President unveiled the American Jobs Act – nearly all of which is made up of ideas that have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans, and that Congress should pass right away to get the economy moving now. The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans. And it would do so without adding a dime to the deficit. The American Jobs Act has five components:

 

 

1. Tax Cuts to Help America’s Small Businesses Hire and Grow

•             The President’s plan will cut the payroll tax in half to 3.1% for employers on the first $5 million in wages, providing broad tax relief to all businesses but targeting it to the 98 percent of firms with wages below this level. In Nevada, 50,000 firms will receive a payroll tax cut under the American Jobs Act.

 

2. Putting Workers Back on the Job While Rebuilding and Modernizing America

•             The President’s plan includes $50 billion in immediate investments for highways, transit, rail and aviation, helping to modernize an infrastructure that now receives a grade of “D” from the American Society of Civil Engineers and putting hundreds of thousands of construction workers back on the job. Of the investments for highway and transit modernization projects, the President’s plan will make immediate investments of at least $250,800,000 in Nevada that could support a minimum of approximately 3,300 local jobs.

•             The President is proposing to invest $35 billion to prevent layoffs of up to 280,000 teachers, while supporting the hiring of tens of thousands more and keeping cops and firefighters on the job. These funds would help states and localities avoid and reverse layoffs now, and will provide $258,300,000 in funds to Nevada to support up to 3,600 educator and first responder jobs.

•             The President is proposing a $25 billion investment in school infrastructure that will modernize at least 35,000 public schools – investments that will create jobs, while improving classrooms and upgrading our schools to meet 21st century needs.  Nevada will receive $168,400,000 in funding to support as many as 2,200 jobs.

•             The President is proposing to invest $15 billion in a national effort to put construction workers on the job rehabilitating and refurbishing hundreds of thousands of vacant and foreclosed homes and businesses. Nevada could receive about $585,600,000 to revitalize and refurbish local communities, in addition to funds that would be available through a competitive application.

•             The President’s plan proposes $5 billion of investments for facilities modernization needs at community colleges. Investment in modernizing community colleges fills a key resource gap, and ensures these local, bedrock education institutions have the facilities and equipment to address current workforce demands in today’s highly technical and growing fields. Nevada could receive $39,100,000 in funding in the next fiscal year for its community colleges.

 

3. Pathways Back to Work for Americans Looking for Jobs.

•             Drawing on the best ideas of both parties and the most innovative states, the President is proposing the most sweeping reforms to the unemployment insurance (UI) system in 40 years help those without jobs transition to the workplace. This could help put the 88,000 long-term unemployed workers in Nevada back to work.

•             Alongside these reforms, the President is reiterating his call to extend unemployment insurance, preventing 35,200 people looking for work in Nevada from losing their benefits in just the first 6 weeks.  And, across the country, the number saved from losing benefits would triple by the end of the year.

•             The President is proposing a new Pathways Back to Work Fund to provide hundreds of thousands of low-income youth and adults with opportunities to work and to achieve needed training in growth industries. Pathways Back to Work could place 1,400 adults and 3,300 youths in jobs in Nevada.

 

4. Tax Relief for Every American Worker and Family

•             The President’s plan will expand the payroll tax cut passed last December by cutting workers payroll taxes in half next year. A typical household in Nevada, with a median income of around $51,000, will receive a tax cut of around $1,580.

 

5. Fully Paid for as Part of the President’s Long-Term Deficit Reduction Plan.

•             To ensure that the American Jobs Act is fully paid for, the President will call on the Joint Committee to come up with additional deficit reduction necessary to pay for the Act and still meet its deficit target. The President will, in the coming days, release a detailed plan that will show how we can do that while achieving the additional deficit reduction necessary to meet the President’s broader goal of stabilizing our debt as a share of the economy.

Join or Renew NAE, get MPAEA and COABE for free!

August 18th, 2011

Join 1 Get 2Join NAE, get MPAEA and COABE for free!

The Nevada Adult Educators organization has arranged for its members to receive memberships in MPAEA (Mountain Plains Adult education Association) and in COABE (Commision on Adult Basic Education) at no additional charge. That’s right: Your $35 NAE dues covers membership in all three organizations for the current year. A $110 value for $35!

Membership benefits in these organizations include discounted conference registration rates, free and discounted newsletter and journal subscriptions, opportunities to apply for incentive grants and scholarships, and much more.

This three-for-one offer expires 12/31/11.
Current 2011-2012 members automatically qualify.

Click here to RENEW your membership.

Click here to JOIN NAE.

State of Nevada Announces Recruitment for EDUCATION PROGRAMS PROFESSIONAL – ADULT EDUCATION

July 18th, 2011
Nevada Department of Education

Nevada Department of Education

You can view the full position announcement at the Nevada Department of Personnel http://nvae.us/30

This position was previously held by Rick Rasmussen who retired in June.

The Position

Education Programs Professionals assist and foster the growth of K-12, postsecondary, and related education programs throughout Nevada by providing technical assistance, training, and oversight.

Under the leadership of the Director of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) and the State Coordinator for Adult Education, this position is responsible for providing leadership, technical assistance and quality improvement for programs and projects assigned to the Adult Education Office, with a special emphasis on Adult High School (AHS) programs in the State of Nevada. Position responsibilities include: processing local applications; providing ongoing technical assistance to AHS program coordinators and administrators, including site visits, as needed, to ensure compliance and continuous improvement; conducting annual monitoring to verify compliance with state policies, regulations and laws; developing and implementing system changes to ensure continuous improvement in AHS education programs; preparation of annual reports to document data and performance; and administration of state funding. The Education Programs Professional will be responsible for oversight and management of Corrections Education and Alternative Education programs throughout the State. Position responsibilities will also include assignments to support the development and administration of Adult Basic Education programs and GED testing, to include grants management. Special attention will be directed to expand the reporting and accountability for adult learners across the state.