Free Application Help To Become a Construction Apprentice on Tuesday, August 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Southern Nevada Laborers Training Trust Local #872 now accepting applications as construction jobs boom
In preparation for an influx of construction related careers in Southern Nevada, Workforce Connections Business Engagement Specialist Team (B.E.S.T.) is holding an apprenticeship preparation session to support the Southern Nevada Laborers Training Trust Local #872 on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Workforce Connections, 6330 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89146. The session is expected to last until 3:30 p.m.
“With several major local construction projects moving forward there is a need for skilled construction workers,” said Kenadie Cobbin Richardson, director of business engagement and communications at Workforce Connections. “Apprenticeships allow people interested in this career to earn money while they learn. It’s a win-win for both the employee and the employers.”
Members of the Workforce Connections B.E.S.T team will be on hand to walk candidates through the application process. Those who attend will also hear from Build Nevada, a pre-apprenticeship program, and a local contractor about what a career in construction entails.
Apprentices can earn between $20 to $30 an hour while learning a skilled trade.
Applicants must bring the following at the time of applying or the application will not be accepted:
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- Copy of Valid Picture I.D.
- Copy of High School Diploma or equivalent
Applicants must be a least 18 years old.
About Workforce Connections: Workforce Connections’ mission is to connect employers to a ready workforce. The passing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides opportunity for reforms to ensure the One-Stop Delivery System (also known as the American Job Center System) is job-driven, responding to the needs of employers and preparing workers for jobs that are available now and in the future. For more information, visit: www.nvworkforceconnections.org.
About the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): On July 22, 2014 President Barak Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The new law is designed to improve and streamline access to federally funded employment, education, training and support services. Congress passed the law by a wide bipartisan majority. It is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system. http://www.doleta.gov/wioa/.