Who is NyECC and What Do They Do?
Who is NyECC and What Do They Do?
1020 E Wilson Rd, Pahrump, NV 89048 – ph 775-727-9970
1 Frankee Street, PO Box 1445 (Old Courthouse) Tonopah, NV 89049 – ph 775-482-9883
Are you looking for a job? Do you know how to write an effective résumé? Do you know how to dress for success? Are you a company with job openings to fill? Do you feel you need some additional professional training? Are you diabetic and need some guidance on how to deal with it? Do you want to finish an educational credential? NyECC could be just the resource you need.
NyECC stands for NyE Communities Coalition, and their sole purpose is to help the community and the residents. Their mission statement is: “Joining agencies, organizations, and individuals in a coordinated and cooperative effort for the provision of services in Nye, Esmeralda, and Lincoln Counties.”
They offer an abundance of services to help people no matter what stage they’re at in life. Their catalog of programs includes:
Adult Work Force - They work with both those individuals searching for employment as well as employers looking to fill job openings.
For job seekers, they offer training on résumé writing and interviewing skills. If you don’t have the proper clothing for an interview, NyECC can help you find the right thing to wear. Each quarter they host a career fair with varying employers. In certain circumstances, they will provide funding to a new hire for gas to get to the new job until the first paycheck arrives. Other services provided include supplying eye glasses or hearing aids or performing drug tests or a physical test. Whatever they can do to help you overcome employment obstacles, they will try to do.
For employers, they post job openings, collect applications and help pre-screen candidates. Often, they host hiring events to bring the two sides together. Also, one on one training will be arranged when required.
Youth Werks - For youth between the ages of 16 and 21, NyECC offers a workforce development program. This program includes opportunities for obtaining an educational credential, prepares individuals for joining the workforce, and helps them get job experience.
Being able to write and understand financial terms is an important skill that is taught. As with the adult training, the youth participants are also versed on interviewing skills, proper clothes to wear, how to make healthy decisions, and how to deal with conflict. Educational assistance and tutoring are offered too.
Prevention and Wellness - This program involves many challenges people meet in life. Workshops are held on the dangers and impacts of drug or substance abuse, how to quit smoking, dealing with diabetes, and many other topics. Instruction on team building, leadership seminars, and group dynamic exercises are offered.
Another service they provide is a safe drug disposal program. Listed on their website are locations where you can deposit old or unused prescription drugs. This activity helps keep these potentially dangerous medicines out of the reach of children and others who may want to abuse them.
Their Prevention and Wellness program addresses eight aspects of life: social, occupational, spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, environmental, and financial. Periodically, they hold topic specific wellness classes at no cost in Pahrump and Tonopah. Their newsletter, which is accessible via their website, gives the topics, dates, and locations.
Methodologies Project - This program is “Driven by young people with the generous mentorship of local adult professionals.” It was designed in 2008 to bring awareness to and help fight the growing issue of methamphetamine use in Nye County. It started with 28 middle and high school students along with a grant from the State of Nevada. Francie Winters, the director at the time and her team of students produced a theatrical show that toured the county showing the severe impacts of the use of this drug to the user, his or her family, and the community.
In addition to the live performances, the students created three public service announcements that aired on TV and multi-media campaigns designed to promote the topic as well. The subject matter was based on discussions with youth across the county and what they learned or experienced first-hand. Scenarios were depicted by students acting out what can happen within a family when one member is using these drugs; portraying real scenarios of physical abuse, theft, family breakups, and other situations they learned about through their interactions with others who have lived it or been around it.
Events - To find out more about the programs and to get more information on upcoming events, be sure to read their newsletter. It is located on the website: www.nyecc.org.
Examples of some of the events that NyECC hosts are Back to School Fairs, Job and Volunteer Fairs, Free Remote Area Medical Clinics, and Diabetes Self-Management Workshops. They support a Keyboards and Mice promotion to collect old equipment to be used in some of their ongoing training programs. Environmental Training Programs are offered to help residents understand the needs of our community in this area.
AmeriCorps - Sometimes referred to as a domestic Peace Corps, Americorps is a civil society program supported by the U S government and promoted by NyECC. Through this organization, adults engage in public work services. They not only learn job skills, but they help meet the needs of the community as well as helping others. It’s an opportunity for these participants to become a contributing member of the workforce, society, and earn some money while doing so.
You can become involved - I’ve barely touched the surface on what NyECC does. They offer many programs to those who wish to better themselves, learn how to enter the workforce, develop a new skill, or become more involved in our town by offering a helping hand. If you want more information on what they do, and want to become a part of the movement to improve our community, then check out their website at www.nyecc.org or give them a call on775-727-9970 for Pahrump or 775-482-9883 for Tonopah. You will be amazed at all the opportunities they offer.
Be a part of their vision which is “Growing Healthy Organizations, People, and Environments (HOPE)."