Alsco Joins NV Apprenticeship Program
Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project, a training initiative jointly sponsored by two area organizations, recently announced that Alsco Inc., Reno/Carson City; and Click Bond, a Carson City-based manufacturer of bonded fasteners for a variety of industries, have joined the new program designed to prepare people for jobs in manufacturing and machinery/system maintenance.
“We are thrilled to welcome Click Bond and Alsco as our first apprenticeship employee partners,” said Cheryl Olson, director of Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project, in a news release. “Click Bond has a long and successful commitment to apprenticeships, so their participation can provide a model for other businesses – large and small – to launch a program. Alsco is taking a fresh approach to addressing their labor needs by launching their first apprenticeship. We appreciate that they chose to partner with us.”
The two companies will work closely with Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College to fashion their apprenticeship programs. For Alsco, that means developing a program to train apprentices for work as an industrial maintenance mechanic with a focus on diagnosing, maintaining and repairing HVAC, electrical and mechanical equipment, the release said. “Launching an apprentice program was the right, next step for Alsco,” said General Manager Mark Kotsios. “An apprenticeship allows us to tailor an employee’s education specifically to their hands-on daily job functions. Working with Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project was fast and easy for every step of the process.”
The two colleges spearheading the apprenticeship programs are part of the Northern Nevada College Apprenticeship Consortium, which received funding for the project last year through a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Click here to learn more.