The chance to get your foot in the door at Tesla may be easier for 400 Northern Nevadans.
The Nevada System of Higher Education announced that hundreds of apprenticeships, aligned with manufacturing companies, will be made available in the coming years.
Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College were awarded $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday to develop the programs.
It was part of a national announcement of $175 million in grants awarded to 46 public and private partnerships including at TMCC. The programs are focused on training people in high-growth and high-tech industries.
The grant will be aimed at underrepresented populations, lower-skilled workers and veterans according to NSHE, the governing body over the state’s public colleges.
TMCC and WNC will work together to develop programs to train workers.
Seven employers have joined as apprenticeship sponsors and additional businesses will be recruited.
- Click Bond, manufacturer of high technology products
- Hamilton Co., manufacturer of liquid handling and storage solutions
- Hose Master, manufactures expansion joints
- International Game Technology, manufactures gaming equipment
- NOW Foods, manufactures natural foods and personal care products
- Panasonic, manufacturer and supplier for Tesla gigafactory
- Tesla Motors, production center for lithium-ion cells and battery packs
For more information, contact TMCC’s Technical Science Division at 775-856-5300.