ALL FUTURE, NO DEBT

It pays to be a member of the skilled labor workforce in Northern Nevada. The Truckee Meadows is experiencing record growth, and demand for construction tradesmen and women and related careers is high. Joining an internationally-certified union apprenticeship program is an investment in yourself, your family, and your future.

Rotating classes start throughout the year for most local affiliates. To browse the building and construction trade apprenticeship programs available in our region—including the skills you'll learn, the types of projects you'll work on, and how the training program works—visit the Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinators Association

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.

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"There are opportunities with the unions that 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. 

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"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.

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

JAIME NEWLUN
SHEET METAL APPRENTICE
SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 26

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

MARK GALLEGOS
ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 401

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"Joining the apprenticeship program was probably the best decision I ever made."

JOSH DARK
HVAC APPRENTICE
PLUMBERS AND 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. "Couldn't have been easier," he says.

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. 

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