It pays to be a member of Nevada's skilled workforce. Literally.

THE RENO-SPARKS METRO AREA is growing FAST, and LOCAL demand for TRAINED men and women in construction is high.

Our building and construction trades affiliates are offering paid, on-the-job apprenticeship training to fill multiple construction job sites around Northern Nevada. No experience necessary.

If you're 17 or older and have a high school diploma or G.E.D.*, you can apply for earn-while-you-learn job training in fields like HVAC, plumbing, construction labor, electrical work, painting, welding, sheet metal fabrication, and more. All of our apprenticeship programs offer fair market wages and a comprehensive benefits package. *Some programs allow you to complete your diploma or G.E.D. while in the apprenticeship program.

Rotating classes start throughout the year for most programs. Why go into debt training for a great career? Nevada's building and construction trade unions offer a no-debt alternative to building a reliable, well-paid, rewarding career you can be proud of. 

Hear what our current apprentices are saying


"Basically, I'm getting paid to become an engineer."

ELIZABETH BRING
SURVEY TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE
OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 3

Survey technician apprentice Elizabeth Bring's father was a union lumberjack and her mother was a union truck driver. She plans to keep the family tradition of union careers (and working outdoors) alive.

"There are opportunities in the unions I didn't expect."

SAMUEL ORTIZ
PAINTING APPRENTICE
PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES LOCAL 567

Painting apprentice Samuel Ortiz plans to take advantage of the many career opportunities ahead of him when he graduates from the painters' apprenticeship program.

"I like the fact that I get paid what I'm worth."

BLAKE HOPKINS
LABORER'S APPRENTICE
LABORER INT'L UNION LOCAL 169

Laborers' apprentice Blake Hopkins appreciates the chance to work on projects to help the Reno-Sparks community, like housing for veterans, while getting paid good wages and learning a trade he can take anywhere.

"It's a really exciting time to be working in Nevada."

JAIME NEWLUN
SHEET METAL APPRENTICE
SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 26

"It's a brotherhood, we all got each other's backs."

MARK GALLEGOS
ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE
IBEW LOCAL 401

"This was probably the best decision I ever made."

JOSH DARK
HVAC APPRENTICE
PLUMBERS + PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 350

Sheet metal apprentice Jaime Newlun came to local 26 with 18 years experience in non-union welding, ready to make the transition to a union-backed future. 

"I get to tell them 'I built that.' That's the best part."

ISAIAH BRANAM
SIERRA JOB CORPS PRE-APPRENTICE
PLASTERERS & CEMENT MASONS LOCAL 797

Isaiah Branam says he didn't have a plan before he joined the Sierra Nevada Job Corp's pre-apprenticeship program, but it's changed his life. 

Electrician apprentice Mark Gallegos says a state-of-the-art education was a big part of his decision to join the apprenticeship program, and so was the sense of brotherhood. 

"My favorite is the physical part—I get to stay in shape."

ANTONIO WILLIAMS & JOE ZALAZNIK
IRONWORKERS APPRENTICES
IRONWORKERS LOCAL 118

Ironworkers Local 118 apprentices Antonio Williams and Joe Zalaznik appreciate the chance to be a part of the skilled workforce building the growing community in Northern Nevada.

HVAC apprentice Josh Dark came to the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 350 apprenticeship program with a background in residential HVAC, but wanted to take his career farther.

Are you ready to start building A career in construction?