Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, the necessity of a postsecondary education or certification is more critical than ever with an increasing number of employers and professions requiring a college degree or other professional certification; and

WHEREAS, the 21st century global economy is characterized by an increasing level of competition among potential job applicants, creating a demand for a highly skilled and trained workforce in Nevada, and across the nation; and

WHEREAS, higher education institutions provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that will equip them to meet the demands as we build a highly trained workforce; and

WHEREAS, a college credential increases an employee’s earning capacity by up to 50 percent, and unemployment and poverty rates among college-educated workers are significantly lower than among workers with no college education or career training; and

WHEREAS, all Nevada students deserve access to the information, resources, and assistance that will enable them to make the best decisions regarding their postsecondary education and training, a decision which will allow them to succeed and achieve personal and career goals; and

WHEREAS, the Silver State’s continued effort to establish an elite higher education system that produces well-prepared and competitive professionals is essential; and

WHEREAS, ‘Go To College Nevada’ has partnered with high schools, school districts, state agencies, community organizations, and Nevada’s higher education institutions to raise awareness about the importance of applying to, attending, and completing college through a month-long campaign providing information to Nevada’s high school students;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim October 2019 as

College Application Month in Nevada

Footer State Seal

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 28th day of June, 2019

Governor's signature