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Kasey King 
Education Coordinator
Kasey@abcnevada.org 
775.358.7888 

Barbara Kaltenbach 
barbara@abcnevada.org 
702.227.0536

Michele Daugherty 
President/ CEO 
Michele@abcnevada.org 
775.358.7888 

Virginia Toalepai 
Safety Consultant
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Application Information

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is career education combining extensive on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Apprenticeship usually lasts four years. During this time, the apprentice works under the supervision and guidance of a skilled craftsperson.

Apprentices are full time employees and earn a wage while in training. An apprentice’s pay generally starts at about 50 percent of the experienced craftsperson and increases throughout the apprenticeship.

Classes are held at night for 18 weeks . The total number of classroom hours is determined by the curricula of the respective trade. ABC apprentices must receive a minimum of 144hours of classroom instruction each year.

ABC Nevada trains apprentices in Electrical and Low Voltage, Carpentry, Sheet metal, and Plumbing.  Employers participate as “sponsors” by employing the apprentice full time in the trade. The sponsoring employer agrees to train the apprentice in the individual trade while the apprentice earns a living and builds a reputation as a skilled, knowledgeable and reliable employee.

ABC Nevada wants to help you plan and realize your goals. Apprenticeship training gives construction workers a considerable advantage over those trained by informal means. Advantages include:

Qualification for a higher level of pay
  • Certification of skills from the State of Nevada, Division of Apprenticeship , and U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.
  • Earn college credits through Western Nevada College.
  • Exposure to the latest technology and building codes.
  • Life-long job mobility through a nationally recognized certification program of your skills

EEO - ALL minorities, including women, are encouraged to apply. The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, creed, disability or sexual orientation. All contractor members are Equal Opportunity Employers. All programs are VA-approved.

Qualifications
  • All applicants must be 18 years or older, and must have a high school diploma or equivalent, Board of Education certified GED.
  • Copy of a High School Diploma with Transcripts or copy of a G.E.D. *or complete the requirements to receive either a High School Diploma or a G.E.D. prior to the end of the  apprentice’s probationary period and
  • Copy of DD214 or Discharge Papers, if applicable and 
  • Documentation that establishes both Identity & Employment Eligibility
     (U.S. Passport/Certificate of U.S.Citizenship/Government issued ID with photograph, name, DOB, sex, height,
    eye color, address) Applicants must complete a math quiz, attend a scheduled oral interview and must be able to perform the essential function of the trade with reasonable accommodation. Applicants must be legally residing and legally eligible for employment in the United States, genuinely interested in learning the trade, and willing
    to comply with all terms and conditions set forth by ABC, the State Apprenticeship Council and the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

For more information please view the Apprenticeship Fact Sheet.