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Business Development

Business Development offers a variety of professional training programs and assessments designed to increase one’s skill levels and assist with employment and/or career changes. We provide foundational skills development and employability workshops that are specifically geared towards the workforce of Southern Nevada. Our training programs and job skill assessments are career-focused and developed by industry professionals and can be customized to meet the diverse needs of employers in Southern Nevada.

Highlighted training and services include: Job Readiness and Basic Computer Skills courses, WorkKeys Job Skills Assessments, and KeyTrain On-line Foundational Skills courses.

Customized training programs can also be developed for local companies and government agencies which can be performed on and off-site to meet your needs.

Assessment Services

The Division of Workforce and Economic Development (DWED) Assessment Services offer high school equivalency tests and workforce skill assessments at:

Sahara West Assessment Center
2409 Las Verdes Street, Building A, Room 114
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: 702-651-4747

Testing Hours:

  • By appointment. Please email Stavan Corbett to schedule testing on the following days listed below.
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday- By appointment.

Workforce Skill Assessment

Workforce skill assessments are designed to measure foundational and personal skills as they apply to the workplace. The DWED Assessment Center utilizes ACT's WorkKeys for job skill assessment and the corresponding KeyTrain online training curriculum to improve skills measured by WorkKeys. WorkKeys exams are the foundation of the ACT National Career Readiness System, a job skills credentialing system.

For more information visit WorkKeys (Work Skills Assessment)

Questions? Need to cancel or reschedule?
Contact Us: Work Keys Email or call 702-651-4747

High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing

The State of Nevada has approved three different high school equivalency assessments: GED®, HiSET™, and TASC™. All three tests lead to the same State of Nevada Department of Education Certificate of High School Equivalency.

The DWED Assessment Center offers HiSET™ and TASC™ testing. Learn more about our assessments:
TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)
HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)

For adult learners who are not quite ready to take an HSE (or GED) exam and would like some assistance preparing, please take a look at our Adult Literacy and Language program. For information on GED testing visit CSN's Testing Center Webpage.

Questions? Need to cancel or reschedule?
Contact Us: CSN Testing Center Email or call 702-651-4524

Custom Training

Enhance your organization with customized programs developed to elevate the skills of your employees and increase productivity and performance. We can provide unique research about the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the Southern Nevada workforce and support your organization through assessments and customized training. We partner with business and industry, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to build the workforce of Southern Nevada.

Workforce Analysis and Development are vital components to agencies looking to maintain, attract, and develop a competent workforce. Unprepared agencies face a difficult task when the time comes to implement new technology or fulfill new business requirements. Customized training and assessment can help meet new objectives that employ strategic workforce analysis and development for your organization. This is a continuous process in function and helps to determine what workforce skills are necessary to effectively expand, reduce, or restructure professional development in business, agencies, and human resources.

Support and Development for Business:

  • Customized training to enhance workforce efficiency and productivity
  • Activities and teaching options for online training or utilizing other technology to customize employee development
  • Build company certification with CSN or utilize standing US national certifications
  • Assist in partnerships with local agencies to locate skilled employees
  • National Career Readiness Certification utilizing WorkKeys skills assessment on math, reading, and locating information

Support and Assessment for Agency:

  • Provide data on workforce competency levels and assess client skills
  • Assist to develop job readiness skills and provide training on industry education standards of employment
  • Identify employees and connect clients with certification training
  • National Career Readiness Certification utilizing WorkKeys skills assessment on math, reading, and locating information

Support and Management for Human Resource Professionals:

  • Customized assessments to target learning materials needed to determine current and future workforce profile
  • Information on labor trends and data on the workforce of Southern Nevada
  • Implement solutions to reduce shortages and surpluses in the number of staff and needed skills
  • Customized human resource management for flexible employee development

Contact Us

Stavan Corbett
Director of Business Development