Date Published: 2016-08-02
Contact: Tony Illia
Phone: (702) 385-6509
Title: Project Neon Partners With Local Trade Union for Skills Training
LAS VEGAS, NEV.
– The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Kiewit Infrastructure West
Co. have partnered with the Laborers International Union of North America,
Local 872, for Project Neon related construction skills training. Craft workers
are being directly employed by design-build general contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure
“Project Neon will stimulate the local economy by creating 4,000
high paying local jobs, while dramatically reducing traffic delays, enhancing
mobility and improving safety,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia.
undergo 24 hours of specialized training for building mechanically stabilized earth
retaining walls, which use precast concrete and metal to secure soil on an unstable and steep slope.
The course curriculum consists of classroom learning and field training. Sixty
laborers will undergo the two-day training process.
calls for 600,000 square feet of mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls
that will require 100,000 man-hours to complete. Project Neon, in total,
entails enough retaining walls and bridge abutments to cover ten-and-a-half
retaining walls will begin construction September 9 at Martin Luther King Boulevard
and U.S. Highway 95 in downtown Las Vegas, with work continuing through summer
classes will take place at the Laborers Local 872 Apprenticeship and Training
Center, 4201 East Bonanza Road, Suite 101, Las
Vegas, Nevada 89110. Classes are scheduled for August 10 and 11, 15 and 16, and
August 29 through 30. For media and interview opportunities, contact Tony Illia
at (702) 385-6509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Neon website (NDOTProjectNeon.com) or Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
pages (@NDOTProjectNeon) for up to date information. There is also a hotline
available at: 702-293-NEON (6366).