The biggest issue facing our industry in the coming years is a skilled workforce. By educating our youth about the opportunities that exist, developing the programs necessary for them to flourish, and forming valuable collaborative partnerships, we ensure our industry’s future success.
A cooperative effort of the Northern Nevada Construction Collaborative, the new website, BuildNV.org, is full of resources and information for job-seekers, students, military and anyone seeking a career in Nevada’s construction industry. Members of the Builders Alliance can access the site and search resumes of qualified applicants and contact them directly for hire. For member log-in credentials, contact Aaron West at Aaron@nevadabuilders.org
We are pleased to announce that Nevada Builders Alliance has been selected to participate in a grant provided to JOIN, Inc. The grant will enable 60 young adults, ages 18-24 to receive critical skills training for in-demand construction jobs. This partnership with JOIN will increase our industry’s ability to respond to critical openings and access pre-screened and trained individuals to fill those openings. “WORKFORCE 60” will enroll participants from twelve rural Nevada counties and provide education, employability preparation and training in key positions identified by our members. JOIN will reimburse each participating employer 75% of the first eight (8) weeks of fulltime wages of a “WORKFORCE 60” graduate. It is our hope that every opportunity will lead to long-term employment with your company, and engage the participant in a career of his or her choice.
The Nevada Builders Alliance Women’s Council is pleased to offer scholarships to all four of Nevada’s community colleges for candidates wishing to develop or expand their education and skills in the construction field. Each scholarship will be distributed in increments of $500.00 per semester beginning in the fall of 2016.