About the Nevada State Apprenticeship Council (NSAC)

Nevada State Apprenticeship Director

  • Richard Williams

Nevada State Apprenticeship Council (NSAC) Members

  • Archie Walden – Chairman
  • Ryan Bellows
  • Stacey Bostwick
  • Madison Burnett
  • Randy Canale
  • Mike Kennedy
  • Jeremy Newman
  • Thomas Pfundstein
  • Craig Statucki
  • Dr. Ricardo Villalobos


The State Apprenticeship Council was established to administer the apprenticeship laws and regulations of the State of Nevada.

    Legal Authority

    Effective July 1, 2017, the Registered Apprenticeship programs and the State Apprenticeship Council transferred from the Office of the Labor Commissioner to OWINN pursuant to the passage of SB 516 in the 79th Legislature.

      About Apprenticeship

      Often referred to as the "original 4-year degree", apprenticeship is a system of supervised training leading to certification in a trade, occupation or craft. It combines on-the-job training with classroom-related instruction.

        Duties and Responsibilities

        1. To open to people, without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin, or age of 40 years or older, the opportunity to obtain training that will equip them for profitable employment and citizenship.
        2. Register and approve or reject proposed programs and standards for apprenticeship.
        3. After providing notice and a hearing and for good cause shown, deny an application for approval of a program, suspend, terminate, cancel or place conditions upon any approved programs, or place an approved program on probation for any violation as specified in regulations adopted by the Council.
        4. Upon review and approval, extend written reciprocal recognition to multistate joint programs.
        5. To regulate the supply of skilled workers in relation to the demand for skilled workers.
        6. To provide a state director of apprenticeship.
        7. Demonstrate linkages and coordination with the State's economic development strategies and workforce investment system. 
        8. To provide reports to the legislature and to the public regarding the status of the training of apprentices in the state.
        9. To establish procedures for regulating programs and deciding controversies concerning programs and agreements.