Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) is an event sponsored by Sierra College to bring high school girls to the Rocklin campus to connect with mentors and make Projects. It will be held on Friday, November 6, 9 am – 2 pm.
What: 125 high school girls make hands-on projects with Sierra College faculty and connect with industry mentors.
Why: Women are underrepresented in highly-paid fields sought by Sacramento Region employers.
How: Through a memorable message from Gina Lujan, CEO of Hacker Lab, and women makers, hands-on experiences using tools in college labs, meeting faculty and talking in small groups with industry mentors, girls will be encouraged to pursue nontraditional education and careers that lead to high wage and in-demand jobs.
- Applied Art & Design
- Art for Video Games
- Drafting & Engineering Support
- Technical Theater
Students: Girls will attend from Colfax, Del Oro, Rocklin, Whitney, El Camino Fundamental, Charter University Preparatory, Lincoln, Placer, Adelante, Golden Sierra, Nevada Union, Forest Hill Divide, Union Mine and Chana high schools.
Event Sponsors: Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and the Career & Technical Education Committee, Placer Union High School District, CRANE, Sierra College Foundation, California Community Colleges North Far North Regional Consortium, California Community Colleges Special Populations Collaborative, Golden Sierra Job Training Agency, Valley IT Support, RuffStuff Specialties, SME Sacramento Valley Chapter, SMUD and Hacker Lab.
Mentors: PCWA, SME, LB Construction, Studio KYK Photography, HGA Architects and Engineers, Mcloughlin Studios, Newcastle Produce, AB CNC, Union Pacific and more.