Since 2011, the public media initiative American Graduate, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has grown into one of the largest public media collaborations across the country. Vegas PBS played a key role helping our local community address challenges and implement solutions for the high school dropout crisis. The graduation rate is now at an unprecedented 84.1%.
The newest national initiative, American Graduate: Getting to Work, connects 16 to 26-year-olds to jobs that require a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree. These careers are in-demand with a shortage of workers with the necessary skills to do these jobs.
Vegas PBS’ JobUpNV campaign partners with local schools and businesses to help prepare these students and young adults with the skill sets and training needed to join the new Nevada workforce.