Workforce Development

ABC is committed to being the leading force in Nevada’s construction industry for workforce development and training. 

With an estimated 500,000 construction jobs that will need to be filled in 2019, ABC members are working hard to recruit, educate and upskill the nation’s future construction workforce.  The current shortage of skilled labor not only impacts companies of all sizes, but it also necessitates the development of programs that help develop the skills of current construction professionals.  

Our framework for workforce development opportunities includes continuing education classes, OSHA classes, safety trainings, and leadership development programs.

ABC’s Leadership Institute, designed to build the leaders of tomorrow, is our newest workforce development initiative.  Please email Stacey Hine to learn more.

ABC Nevada Chapter is constantly looking for ways to help our members keep pace with this ever-changing industry by offering continuing education classes. These classes are developed based on input from our membership as well as licensing requirements and code changes.

Make ABC Your Educational Resource for Certification Renewal

ABC’s continuing education classes are accepted by the state towards meeting the 1.5 unit renewal requirement for Electrical Certification. All certified journeymen must obtain 1.5 units of continuing education in their trade prior to their three year renewal date. Journeyman Electricians are required to obtain a minimum of one and one half (1.5) CEU’s every three years. Of the CEU’s required for Journeyman, a minimum of a one-day class or eight tenths (0.8) CEU must be from a code change class highlighting code changes to the current edition of the National Electric Code for the period renewal.

CEU Course Descriptions

2017 NEC Code Update

Class covers changes in the current edition of the national and state codes, including additions and deletions. Highlights the more pertinent and commonly encountered changes.
· Review each code change, with impact, starting at the “change at a glance”
· Explain the analysis and effect
· How the NEC put together: Chapters; Articles; Items
· How to distinguish changes in the NEC text
· How to read the code and stay on the subject

Soares Grounding & Bonding

Class covers changes in the current edition of the national and state codes, including additions and deletions. Highlights the more pertinent and commonly encountered changes.
· Review each code change, with impact, starting at the “change at a glance”
· Explain the analysis and effect
· How the NEC put together: Chapters; Articles; Items
· How to distinguish changes in the NEC text
· How to read the code and stay on the subject

Hazardous Locations

The National Electrical Code (NEC) defines hazardous locations as those areas “where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or flyings.”

A substantial part of the NEC is devoted to the discussion of hazardous locations. That’s because electrical equipment can become a source of ignition in these volatile areas. Articles 500 through 504, and 510 through 517 provide classification and installation standards for the use of electrical equipment in these locations. The writers of the NEC developed a short-hand method of describing areas classified as hazardous locations. The purpose of this course is to explain this classification system. Hazardous locations are classified in three ways by the National Electrical Code : TYPE, CONDITION, and NATURE.