LAS VEGAS, NV – March 12, 2014 – Upcoming road construction projects funded by the Fuel Revenue Index and other road construction projects throughout Southern Nevada will translate into new careers for thousands of Southern Nevadans, if they are adequately trained and prepared for those opportunities.
As part of its mission to narrow the skill gap and produce qualified employees who fulfill current and future employer needs, Workforce Connections’ One-Stop Career Center will host its first Construction Trade Expo on March 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“This is not a job fair,” said Kenadie Cobbin Richardson, One-Stop Career Center Business Services Manager. “Rather, an opportunity to learn about apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. We need a skilled workforce to fill these upcoming jobs and our goal with the Expo is to expose people to new careers that can potentially double their current wage.”
Contractors, labor representatives and other employment and training partners will be on hand to speak with jobseekers about upcoming career opportunities and begin the process to enroll qualified applicants in free training, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.
WHAT: Workforce Connections’ One-Stop Career Center Construction Trade Expo
WHEN: Wednesday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: One-Stop Career Center, 6330 W. Charleston Blvd. (Charleston & Torrey Pines), Back parking lot area
One-Stop Career Center is a one-of-a-kind collaboration in Nevada of government, education, and non-profit partners conveniently located under one roof to effectively distribute and maximize federal funds earmarked for in-demand job training, education and employment initiatives. By creating a true one-stop environment to enhance availability and access to resources, One-Stop turns jobseekers into skilled employees who can contribute to the local economy while providing employers in Southern Nevada the necessary tools to retain and grow their workforce.
The One-Stop Career Center is located at 6330 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 190, and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: (702) 822-4200.