Resources

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

Financial Assistance for Training & Education

CSA-Community Services Agency

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

JOIN, Inc.

No-cost client services may 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.)

DETR Career Enhancement Program

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

Education, Training and Apprenticeship Programs

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

Advanced Training Institute

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

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Apprenticeship programs in Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Sheet Metal and more.

The Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN)

DETR/JobConnect

State-funded service providing training, Vocational Rehabilitation.

JOIN, Inc.

Career training for in-demand occupations as well as transition assistance for dislocated middle-to-senior level professionals looking to reenter the workforce.

Pro Group

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.

College of Southern Nevada

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

Great Basin College (Winnemucca)

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

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.

English-as-a-Second-Language 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 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.

Basic Education and High School Equivalency Preparation Programs

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 English reading, writing and speaking for adult learners.

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.