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Local 501 Las Vegas Organizing
Sponsored by the International Union of Operating Engineers


The Southern Nevada Operating and Maintenance Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund is a multi-employer trust existing for Apprentices and Journeypersons employed by participating employers in Southern Nevada, in accordance with the Apprenticeship Laws of the State of Nevada and the Department of Labor. The Fund operates the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center (JATC), which is located across from the Local 501 Las Vegas union hall.

The JATC program offers benefits to both our members, as well as for employers.

For members, the Local 501 Las Vegas Training Center has entered into a partnership with the College of Southern Nevada by which Apprentices and Journey persons can earn college credit for most classes taken at the training center. In addition to acquiring accredited knowledge and skills, Local 501 members can also earn cash bonuses for licenses at the training center, based on some Strip contracts. And THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR MEMBERS TO ATTEND CLASSES AT THE TRAINING CENTER. Contributing employers make an annual payment to the Training Trust on behalf of each member.

For management, the training program develops highly-skilled workers. The program targets energy savings as a key component of training, focusing on areas that can better manage energy and reduce operating costs.



Below is a listing of Core Classes taught every year:


  • Electrical 1
  • Electrical 2
  • Refrigeration 1
  • Refrigeration 2
  • Central Plant Operations & Auxiliaries
  • Welding
  • Blueprint Reading
  • OSHA


Below is a listing of Additional Courses taught periodically:


  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Auxiliaries
  • Backflow Prevention
  • Boilers
  • Chief Engineer’s Course
  • Computer Basics for Stationary Engineers
  • Conduit Bending
  • Confined Space Regulations
  • Direct Digital Controls
  • Fire Life Safety License
  • Fall Protection Regulations
  • Electronics
  • HVAC Controls
  • Ice Machines
  • Homeland Security
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Locksmith 1
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Maintenance Plumbing
  • MIG Welding
  • Locksmith 2
  • National Electrical Code
  • Steam Plant Operation
  • Motor Controls
  • OSHA 500
  • Water Treatment
  • OSHA 30
  • Pool Certification
  • TIG Welding
  • Pneumatics
  • Uniform Plumbing Code




  • National Electrical Code
  • Back Flow Prevention
  • Uniform Plumbing Code
  • OSHA 10/10
  • EPA 608—Universal
  • OSHA 30/30
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • OSHA 500
  • Fire Life Safety