Sierra College is one of over 100 California Community Colleges. The California Community College Chancellors Office administers the largest system of higher education in the nation. The California Community Colleges system is positioned to help residents of all backgrounds improve their social and economic mobility.
Through the Sierra College partnership with Hacker Lab, entrepreneurs can find start-up resources and tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters and industrial sewing machines to make prototypes. There are also metal, wood and electronics labs in the maker space at Hacker Lab. Sierra College student makers can use the Hacker Lab in Rocklin and other makerspaces at special student rates https://rocklin.hackerlab.org/en/page/sierracollege.
The Sacramento Valley Manufacturers Initiative (SVMI) is a Sierra College partner in promoting manufacturing careers and addressing skills gaps.
SVMI is organized by and for Sacramento’s manufacturers. As the region’s manufacturers, members are committed to working with educators and industry partners to proactively develop vocational, educational and workforce initiatives and programs leading to fulfilling manufacturing career paths for our region’s students and workforce.
SVMI’s efforts will ensure that the Sacramento area is viewed as a region of manufacturing excellence with a globally competitive manufacturing sector and a solid pipeline of skilled workers to showcase our region’s success and expansion.
The Sacramento Valley SME chapter supports Manufacturing Excellence throughout the region and is a Sierra College partner in promoting manufacturing education.
Sacramento Valley SME chapter is known for being “incredibly passionate about what we do.” SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government entities and local communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years.
The Nevada County Economic Resource Council (NCERC) is committed to ensuring a thriving, attractive business environment in Nevada County.
NCERC supports scalable ventures that create quality jobs, promotes entrepreneurship, helps existing businesses, attracts new businesses and contributes to the overall prosperity of the community. The prime focus of NCERC is businesses, entrepreneurs and talent that draw from the national and global market, workforce and economy to grow investments and revenue in Nevada County.
The organization provides a platform for dialogue and collaboration to create strong, informed strategies for Nevada County’s economic ecosystem. Leaders from local public, private and major industry sectors represent different facets of that ecosystem on our board of directors and executive team.
As grant-funded technical assistance providers, the seven Centers of Excellence across the State of California, located strategically to study regional economies, support the community colleges by providing customized data on high growth, emerging and economically-critical industries and occupations and their related workforce needs.
The Centers for Excellence produce various reports and tools designed to enable community colleges to remain relevant and responsive in their offerings.
Recent reports: Workforce Skills Assessment: ICT Skills Mapping in the Greater Sacramento Region http://coeccc.net/Search.aspx?id=2734
The vision of the Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is to prepare California’s manufacturing workforce in order to unlock individual potential and improve the quality of life for all Californians.
Sierra College administers the California Community College Chancellor’s Office contract for advanced manufacturing in the greater Sacramento region and other centers provide similar services throughout the state.
Find state-wide industry and education resources on the CACT site.