Array of Apprenticeships Approved

K. Patricia Bouweraerts

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Three more apprenticeship programs have been approved for Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project at Truckee Meadows Community College—students will be able to earn an income while they prepare for careers in the fields of purchasing, metal fabrication, or electro-mechanical technology.

The new programs were approved in May by Nevada's State Apprenticeship Council (SAC).

“We are excited with these new training opportunities to support workforce needs in Nevada and help workers develop their skills to a higher level,” said J. Kyle Dalpe, PhD, Dean of Technical Sciences at TMCC, and a member of the State Apprenticeship Council.

Cheryl Olson, Project Director of Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project, agrees.

“These new apprenticeships will further diversify opportunities in Nevada,” Olson said. “I’m thrilled to see the expansion of apprenticeship programs from advanced manufacturing, to health care, and now hospitality occupations.”

The Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) announced the new apprenticeship programs in a press release.

“Faced with a growing shortage of skilled workers, these apprenticeship opportunities will empower Nevada’s employers to cultivate future talent and assist individuals seeking career and economic mobility,” said OWINN Executive Director Manny Lamarre in the release.

About Workforce Development Board Partners

TMCC Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project collaborates with agencies—U.S. Department of Labor Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDB)—to place employees into jobs for the earn and learn programs.

The LWDB partner for the three new apprenticeship programs is Workforce Connections.

The employer partners for the three new programs are the following companies:

  • MGM Resorts International, buyer-purchasing
  • C.C. Welding Inc., metal fabricator
  • H&T Nevada, LLC, electro-mechanical technician

For more information about the Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project, please contact Cheryl Olson at 775-856-5304, or to apply for an apprenticeship, call Apprenticeship Navigator Lauren Gatto at 775-856-5327.