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$2.9 Million Apprenticeship Program to Benefit TMCC Students


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Career training at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) got a boost this month when it was announced that the U.S. Department of Labor awarded TMCC and Western Nevada College (WNC) a $2.9 million grant for an apprenticeship training program.

It is expected that 400 TMCC and WNC students will be aided by the grant for job preparation at Tesla, Panasonic and other manufacturing companies.

“Developing a skilled workforce is a vital next step in ensuring Nevada’s continued economic growth,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “This grant has been awarded at a time when so many Nevadans, especially our veterans returning from service overseas, are seeking opportunities to upgrade their skills and change careers. I commend TMCC and WNC for taking the steps necessary to prepare their students for the potentials found in the new Nevada economy.”

Seven employers have joined the effort as sponsors. The businesses include:

  • 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

“TMCC is grateful for the community partnerships that will serve students seeking employment,” said Dr. Maria Sheehan, president of TMCC. “They will receive excellent preparation to get a better job and achieve their career goals.”

Information: Contact TMCC’s Technical Science Division at (775) 856-5300.

Bob Conrad
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Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.