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Jessica Johnson
Phone: 775-625-1606
E-mail: jessica.johnson@

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BuildNV Core Construction Program

The BuildNV Core Construction Program is an 80-hour program designed to train workers in construction, building maintenance, related trades in our communities, and career technical education, helping to address some much-needed workforce challenges. View the brochure here!

Workforce challenges are identified by industries across Nevada. Many in our communities are looking for alternatives to a traditional college education for career opportunities. Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority (NNRDA), Great Basin College (GBC), JOIN Inc., Nevada Builders Alliance, Lithium Nevada and other community leaders have worked together to design workforce training options addressing needs in our diverse communities.

Work on this program began in the fall of 2019 through the founding efforts of Desert Research Institute Nevada Stem Networks, Nevada Builders Alliance, Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority, Lithium Nevada and Great Basin College. BuildNV quickly expanded to a broad coalition of communities, businesses and organizations recognizing the need for a skilled trades workforce in rural Nevada and an organized, accredited program to deliver training. COVID-19 accelerated the need for the program and emphasized the need to bring this to rural communities. Classes will be delivered using best practices for the COVID-19 era.

  • Brought to you by GBC Continuing Education. Enroll now!
  • Curriculum certified by NCCER - National Center for Construction Education and Research.
  • Core curriculum class covers Basic Safety, Communication Skills, Intro to Construction Drawings, OSHA 10 Certification.
  • Program can grow and adapt to provide over 70 classes and numerous certifications.
  • This initial 80-hour program can be delivered in full day classes, evening and/or weekends as needed.
  • Can be adapted to the specific needs of a community or employer.
  • Once launched, it is intended to be self-sustaining through student and sponsored tuition. Some level of continued support will be needed as we expand to additional communities.

BuildNV Core Construction Training

Successful completion of this course provides students with basic skills for the construction workforce and beyond!

Coursework Covered:

  • Power Tools
  • Construction Drawings
  • Construction Math
  • Hand Tools
  • OSHA 10 Training and Basic Safety
  • Communication Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Material Handling

Class: Introduction to Construction
Dates: Coming soon
Fees: $550 *scholarships are available
Credentials Earned: NCCER Certification & OSHA 10 Safety Card

Help Support this Important Workforce Training Program

Become a partner launching the BuildNV Core Construction Program, an 80-hour training program to help prepare students for great career options in our rural areas. We need this very crucial program to address current and future workforce needs across rural Nevada.

Great Basin College is a key partner; delivering instructor training, classroom equipment needs, and class delivery. Other partners include:

  • Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority (NNRDA)
  • Nevada Gold Mines
  • Coeur Rochester
  • JOIN Inc. Training Nevadans for Careers
  • Nevada Builders Alliance
  • Lithium Nevada
  • City of Winnemucca, Humboldt County
  • City of Lovelock, Pershing County
  • Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe

The BuildNV Core Construction Program will help to build stronger workforce options in our local communities, addressing a diversity of industry needs in rural Nevada.

Build Your Workforce Today

Your support will help develop critical workforce training. For sponsorship opportunities or more information contact:

  • Jessica Johnson, Great Basin College - Winnemucca Center (775) 625-1606,
  • Jan Morrison, HDA - Winnemucca, (775) 217-0602,

Great Basin College (GBC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, military status, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, or genetic information. For inquires, 775.738.8493.

For More Information Contact

Jessica Johnson
Phone: 775-625-1606

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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada's largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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