RESOURCES

We have compiled a list of the resources available to those pursuing a construction career in Nevada. Click one of the sections below to view the available resources and access links to their websites.

Financial Assistance

CSA-Community Services Agency

Private, non-profit. Offers programs in human services, economic development, education and affordable housing.

 

DETR Career Enhancement Program

State-funded. Services include career guidance and skill enhancement training.

 

JOIN, Inc.

Private, non-profit. No-cost client services include: Vocational assessments, career guidance, occupation-specific training, basic education classes and high school equivalency preparation (in some locations) and support services (child care, transportation, work clothing, etc.)

 

Workforce Connections

Provides no-cost tools, training and resources for job seekers looking to enter the workforce in Southern Nevada.

Education, Training and Apprenticeship Programs

Advanced Training Institute

Private Technical Training Institute with programs in: HVAC, Residential & Commercial Electrician.

 

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Apprenticeship programs in electrical and plumbing.

 

Sierra Nevada Job Corps

Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Provides education and career technical training programs for young people ages 16-24. Includes Carpentry, Cement Masonry, Electrical, Painting, Plastering and Welding.

 

Career College of Northern Nevada

Private career college in Sparks, Nevada providing career-ready training in HVAC/R Service Technician, Welding and Fabrication and Facility Maintenance

 

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas area Community College offering degree and certificate programs in: Air Conditioning Technology, Architectural Design, Construction Management, Facilities Maintenance, Welding Technology and Apprenticeship Studies.

 

Great Basin College (Elko & Winnemucca)

Community College. Offers certificate and degree programs in Electrical Systems, Welding, Land Surveying.

 

Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinators Association

Union apprenticeship programs in:  Construction Craft Laborers, Electricians, Heat and Frost Insulators, Ironworkers, NV Energy, Operating Engineers, Painters & Allied Trades, Plasterers & Cement Masons, Plumbers & Pipefitters, Sheet Metal Workers, Stationary Engineers.

 

Plumbing Heating & Cooling Contractors of Nevada

Provides apprenticeship programs in plumbing, heating & cooling in both Southern and Northern Nevada.

 

Truckee Meadows Community College

Community College in Reno, NV. Offers degree and certificate programs in Construction Management, Construction Technologies, Drafting, HVAC/R, Solar Energy and apprenticeship programs including Electrical, Tile setting, Pipefitting and Ironwork.

 

Western Nevada College

Community College in Carson City offering degree and certificate programs in Construction Management, Building Inspection, and Welding.

 

YOUTHBUILD Reno / Las Vegas

A non-profit organization that provides education, counseling and job skills in the construction trades to underemployed young adults.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs

Catholic Charities Las Vegas

Free to the public.

 

College of Southern Nevada

Community College, Las Vegas. Offers courses in English as a Second Language in both intensive

and part-time programs.

 

Great Basin College

Community College, Winnemucca. Serves both native English speaking and Transition ESL students who need to improve Basic English and math skills before enrolling in a High School Equivalency (HSE) or College class.

 

Northern Nevada Literacy Council

Provides free Citizenship Classes as well as English reading, writing and speaking for adult learners.

 

Truckee Meadows Community College ESL Program

Services for non-native English speakers and who wish to improve their English language skills. All skill levels and free testing available.

 

UNLV Continuing Education

 

Western Nevada College Adult Literacy and Language

Basic Education and High School Equivalency Preparation Programs

Desert Rose Adult Education

 

JOIN, Inc. 

Provides no-cost basic education classes and high school equivalency preparation (in some locations) to those who qualify.

 

Northern Nevada Literacy Council

Provides free high school equivalency prep courses (formerly known as GED)

 

College of Southern Nevada

Community College, Las Vegas. Emphasis on career and college readiness through reading, numeracy and English literacy programs.

 

Great Basin College

Community College, Winnemucca. Serves both native English speaking and Transition ESL students who need to improve Basic English and math skills before enrolling in a High School Equivalency (HSE) or College class.

 

Rise Academy, Reno

Washoe County School District’s Adult Education Program. Focus is on supporting adults in the Washoe County. Programs include Adult Diploma, High School Equivalency, English Language Learner Program; Distance Education; Adult Basic Education to improve literacy and numeracy and High School Proficiency Exam Prep Courses and Testing.

 

Truckee Meadows Community College Adult Basic Education

Grant-funded program. Offers free or low-cost courses to English language learners and those preparing to take the GED, HiSET or TASC tests.

 

Western Nevada College Adult Literacy and Language

 

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

1526 N Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Telephone: (702) 215-4732

 

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries (CALL)
833 North Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Telephone: (702) 507-3530

 

Nevada Department of Education

Career Readiness, Adult Learning, and Education Options
755 North Roop Street, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 687-7287

 

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