The Nevada Contractors Association is dedicated to promoting the construction industry and all of the careers within it. As the industry is booming but is also at a shortage of workers, the NCA has started several initiatives to educate local middle and high school students about what the industry has to offer, and the infinite available career opportunities within it!
Current Workforce Development Initiatives:
Career Fairs NCA staff and CTEC members attend local career fairs to promote the industry, hand out career and wage information, and educate students of the lucrative careers within the construction industry!
Michael T. Martin Memorial Scholarships For students eager to pursue a construction career though college, trade school or educational programs/certifications, we offer multiple scholarships to help make your educational dreams come true! Click Here for more information.
Tool Drop Scholarships Through our collaboration with dedicated CCSD teachers and counselors, junior and senior students can be nominated to receive a grand display of power activated tools, to help further their construction skills and creativity. Internship Program The NCA has a 6 week paid internship program for high school students where they get placed with a company and learn about what day-to-day operations look like in our field. Click Here to apply!
Industry Professionals Panel Discussions This CTEC project is a partnership with the Nevada State Contractors Board, where we send construction professionals to schools/classes to talk about their stories of how they got involved in construction, what construction has done for them, the different jobs within the industry and wages etc.
Construction Signing Day 2020 May 1st, 2020 will be the second annual NCA Construction Signing Day, where graduating high school students choosing a career in construction will be highlighted with their perspective companies. This is intended to be a media heavy event to showcase opportunities in construction! *Currently seeking students who have recently received a job in construction to be highlighted at this event! Please email Emilie Kirkhus at email@example.com to participate.
Construction Career Day 2020 Date subject to change, but currently scheduled for Oct. 16th at CSN North Las Vegas Campus. This is our largest annual event, where over 4,000 middle and high students get to learn about the different aspects of the construction industry at an outdoor fair with tons of equipment, information, hands on activities such as power tools, etc. Click Here for our Construction Career Day page for further information.
House of Cards This year, the NCA will be bringing back the House of Cards competition, where students will build their dream homes out of cards and drafting dots, for a chance to win the traveling trophy and the title of House of Cards Champions!
Counselor meetings The NCA conducts meetings with counselors to tell them about what skills/classes/certifications are necessary for construction jobs, as well as scholarship opportunities, wage information, and how to get a job in our industry.
Principal/CTE Coordinator Meetings The NCA conducts meeting with high school Principals and CTE Coordinators to discuss and help implement construction curriculum in local schools.
Construction Classroom Renovations/Donations of Materials The NCA has participated in renovating classrooms to help implement construction curriculum in schools such as Lied STEM Academy for their Construction program. As well as helping additional schools to acquire necessary materials for their programs to succeed, such as raising donations for Desert Rose High School's program to supply the students with proper PPE.
If you would like to participate in the NCA's workforce development efforts, please contact Director of Workforce Development, Emilie Kirkhus at Emilie@nvcontractors.org or (702) 796-9986.
Nevada Contractors Association
Telephone: (702) 796-9986 Email: Address: 150 N. Durango Drive Suite 100 | Las Vegas, NV 89145