MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Conner Hanzelic entered the NPI’s WIOA Youth program on 8/26/2016. He was a participant in the YO Court Alternative Sentencing program through the Las Vegas Municipal Courts Specialty Courts program. Conner started out slow in the Nevada Partners program, he was fighting addiction with alcohol and drugs, his self-esteem and self-confidence were almost nonexistent. He had no employment and was living in a sober home with 20 other young men.
Conner was all over the map with his career choices; one week he wanted to be an airline pilot, next a truck driver and then a drone pilot. As Conner’s career coach helped him weigh out the pros and cons for each career choice. That was a skill that Conner had never done before. He shared he had always made quick, rash decisions.
When it was time to acquire a job to stay in the YO Court program, Conner was placed in NPI’s work readiness workshops. The workshop taught him interviewing techniques, resume writing, dress for success and work readiness strategies. Nevada Partner’s Job Developer suggested that Conner research a company called Sutherland Global. Sutherland Global is known for rethinking and rebuilding processes for the digital age by combining design-thinking insights and data-driven analytics. Their design services enable a human-centric approach to digital transformation.
As Conner followed his individualized service strategy plan, he met his goals, gained confidence and matured as a young man while living drug free. Conner was placed at Sutherland Global and was thrilled to have an opportunity to showcase his passion for technology. Conner’s self-esteem and confidence grew and so did his abilities at work.
Within weeks of being placed, Conner applied for a vacant position at Sutherland, interviewed and was hired on the spot. Conner finished top of his class in a four-week training program. The success he attained in that position aligned him for promotions, incentive and bonuses.
Fast forward 2018, Conner has been at Sutherland Global for 2 years now and is doing extremely well. His list of accomplishments are as follows: He graduated from the YO Court program, has been clean and sober for over 2 years and today he mentors new clients in the YO Court program. Living on his own for the first time, Conner has his own apartment, purchased a car, and finally living a life with less worries and more successes
Through a model of case-management, career exploration and development, employability and life skills workshops, individual employment or service plans, education and training, work support services, and intensive Career Club placement assistance, Nevada Partners provides a pathway to meaningful employment for youth and adults. Nevada Partners prides itself on the performance indicators that demonstrate our program effectiveness and focus on results.
Employers are regularly surveyed about the lack of workforce preparedness and how this affects their bottom-line. Nevada Partners seeks to prepare the Southern Nevada workforce by equipping individuals with both the employability skills (interviewing, customer service, and good work ethic) and technical skills (job training in the occupation or industry) they need to succeed.
Our measurable performance in the adult program is as follows:
In the Adult Program category, Nevada Partners:
Exceeded planned enrollment by 164%;
Placed 76% of participants into jobs;
Was the most cost-effective provider, achieving results for exited workers at a cost of $1,017 per enrollee compared to an average of $1,457 for all other providers;
Served more than a quarter of the total enrollees with only one-third of the funds given;
Under this program, Nevada Partners placed 807 adult participants into careers with an average starting wage of $11 per hour, with access to health and retirement benefits as well as career promotion opportunities.
In the Dislocated Worker category, Nevada Partners:
Exceeded planned enrollment by 120%
Placed 81% of participants into jobs;
Was the most cost-effective provider, achieving results for exited workers at a cost of $1,266 exited participant vs. an average of $1,457 for all other providers;
Served 36% of the enrollees in the Southern Nevada workforce system with only one-third of the funds available.
Nevada Partners assisted 91 workers reenter the job market through the dislocated worker program last year.