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Workplace Literacy

Great Basin College implements workplace literacy programs in cooperation with businesses in rural Nevada. Employers provide the facility and at times may allow release time for employees to study. GBC performs site assessments to determine skill deficiencies, to establish a competency-based curriculum, and to recommend materials. The College trains and coaches teachers, tests students, and keeps records of student hours. Certificates of achievement are issued to successful students.

Successful programs include the following locations:

  • the Peppermill/Rainbow Hotel Casino and Stateline/ Silversmith Casino-Hotel in Wendover
  • Winnemucca Farms in Winnemucca.

GBC also consults with area mines near Elko and Winnemucca that refer students to GBC Adult Learning Centers when a literacy problem arises. For more details or for a free pre-program assessment, call the ABE Director at 775.753.2109.

Classes for Business & Industry

NOTE: See the bottom of the Schedule page for current Mining Contract Classes.

Great Basin College offers customized training to meet local business and industry workforce development needs. The College offers practical training to improve skills, increase productivity, promote safety, and encourage the application of new technologies in the workplace. GBC’s highly qualified and dedicated instructors have forged special relationships with business and industry to provide comprehensive training for employees. The College schedules short, intense, and focused customized contract training at flexible times with some classes held on the job site.

Customized computer training for business and industry includes Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, Internet, presentation software, spreadsheets, database management, word processing, desktop publishing, graphic production, computer-aided drafting, web page building, and email workshops. The College also provides classes in technical writing, management and supervisory training, customer service, conflict resolution, communication skills, first aid in the workplace, and OSHA updates.

In recent years, technical arts and industrial millwright technology short courses have been presented at many mine sites.

The Diesel Technology Program, a grant recipient of Caterpillar, Inc., and Cashman Equipment, provides specialized training on Caterpillar and other major equipment. The Welding Department provides American Welding Society (AWS) certification and specialized testing.

Large and small businesses and government agencies seeking help with workplace training should call one of the following:

  • GBC Continuing Education, 775.753.2231
  • Nevada Small Business Development Center,
  • GBC Career and Technical Education, 775.753.2217. 775.753.2175
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