Western Nevada College’s highly successful Jump Start College program has received a Pioneer Award from the Northern Nevada Development Authority. The award was made at the Sierra Region’s annual awards ceremony in Carson City. WNC was presented with the 2016 Pioneer Award for Education Innovation.
The WNC Jump Start College program allows prepared high school students to complete college credits while still in high school, saving money and allowing some students to earn an associate degree along with their high school diploma.
The Pioneer Awards are presented to outstanding businesses and individuals in the Sierra Region of Northern Nevada. They provide the opportunity to celebrate and recognize the successes and accomplishments which contribute to the region’s economy and a sustainable future.
The 12 categories of the Pioneer Awards represent areas that are vital to the economic growth and health of both the Sierra Region and Northern Nevada.