Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 6 p.m.
The College of Southern Nevada will set up an office at Las Vegas City Hall to provide training to city employees and other residents after the city council approved a lease agreement Wednesday.
The issue: The council considered whether to approve leasing 9,800 square feet on the third floor of city hall to the college.
The vote: Approved unanimously.
What it means:
Twenty employees from the college's Division of Workforce and Economic Development will set up shop at city hall.
The staff will develop job training and academic programs for city employees and residents and is expected to begin offering noncredit classes in the fall semester.
The staff will also offer consulting services to businesses and develop workforce certificate programs for specific industries, with a special focus on the downtown area’s needs.
Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian called the partnership a great use of unoccupied space in city hall, which provides a central location for classes that’s easily accessible from all parts of the city.
“This is really where the rubber meets the road, and government plays a part in the academic component of a vibrant community,” she said.
The college will pay the city $60,000 per year under the terms of the four-year lease approved Wednesday.