Carson City, NV August 10, 2021
July 1, 2021, the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner (OLC) has resumed
jurisdiction over the Nevada State Apprenticeship Council (NSAC) based on the
passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 459 during the 81st session of the
Nevada Legislature. The OLC had oversight of the NSAC prior to 2017. The NSAC
is designated as the State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA) pursuant to AB 459 and
works with the United States Department of Labor as the SAA. Only the
NSAC can register and approve state apprentices and state apprenticeship
programs on behalf of the State of Nevada.
referred to as the “original four-year degree,” registered apprenticeships
offer career opportunities through regulated and structured training, and on
the job work learning programs. A registered apprentice in the State of
Nevada must be registered with both the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
of the Office of Apprenticeship, Training, Employer and Labor Services of the
Employment and Training Administration of the United States Department of Labor
(or its successor) and the NSAC. Registered apprentices are paid
pursuant to terms of the Apprenticeship Agreement/Standards for the type of
work covered by the Registered Apprenticeship Program Agreement/Standards as
approved by the NSAC and Nevada Revised Statute 610 or Nevada Administrative
- The NSAC is composed of 11 members: seven voting
members appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of the Labor Commissioner
and four non-voting members. The NSAC meets quarterly and may conduct
meetings more frequently.
- Along with the members of the NSAC,
Shannon M. Chambers, Nevada Labor Commissioner, will oversee and administer the
NSAC along with Richard Williams, the State Apprenticeship Director.
- Currently, there are more than 80
registered apprenticeship programs and more than 5,000 registered apprentices
in Nevada. The OLC and NSAC will work to expand apprenticeship in Nevada
through quality programs that offer wage and salary progression and a career
pathway in various trades and occupations.
- The OLC looks forward to working with
existing registered apprenticeship programs, program sponsors, employers and
various partners and stakeholders including the United States Department of
Labor, Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (which now
oversees the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation), the Nevada System of
Higher Education, the Northern and Southern Nevada Building Trades, Associated
General Contractors, Nevada Contractors Association, Associated Builders and
Contractors, chambers of commerce, and other interested parties to expand and
enhance apprenticeship in Nevada.
- The OLC has already taken the step of
simplifying the registered apprenticeship verification process on public works
projects to ensure compliance with the Apprenticeship Utilization Act as set
forth in NRS 338.01165.
- The OLC has and will continue to work
closely with the United States Department of Labor on initiatives and funding
opportunities to expand apprenticeship in Nevada.
- The OLC will be conducting training
seminars on registered apprenticeships in September 2021. Dates, times, and
locations of these trainings will be posted to the OLC website when finalized.
sponsors, employers, and individuals interested in learning about registered
apprenticeship in Nevada, the NSAC and its meetings, should visit: https://labor.nv.gov/Wages/Nevada_State_Apprenticeship_Council/.
State Apprenticeship Council Contact:
Richard Williams, State
Email: NEVADASAC@labor.nv.gov; Phone: S. Nevada (702) 486-2650, N.
Nevada (775) 684-1890
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