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Sierra College

  Sierra College Logo Sierra College is a fully accredited, two-year community college with campuses located in Rocklin, Roseville, Grass Valley and Truckee. The District covers 3200 square miles serving Placer, Nevada, and portions of El Dorado and Sacramento counties.

Employers may recruit and post job openings at Sierra College through Career Connections.

With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills.
  Sierra School Works STEM Sierra STEM Collaborative works with college and high school faculty to transform education to prepare students for careers in Design & Engineering and Product Development & Manufacturing.

  Sierra School Works STEM Reports:

Additive Manufacturing Industry Evaluation and Recommendations report

Factors that Influence Females’ Pursuit of STEM Fields – A literature review emphasizing psychological influences FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE FEMALES’ PURSUIT OF STEM FIELDS E.Dayton for Sierra College STEM prepared by Elizabeth Dayton, Ph.D. for Sierra STEM Collaborative

IGNITE Math in Welding Materials and Watch Sierra College IGNITE Webinar on YouTube

Zero Waste Implementers Manual

California Community Colleges

  Doing what Matters logo Doing What MATTERS envisions community colleges as essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Doing What MATTERS strategy for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for jobs and the economy
  • Make Room for jobs and the economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for jobs and the economy
  California Community Colleges Economic & Workforce Develop Program logo Californian Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program Delivered through Californian Community Colleges, the Economic and Workforce Development Program trains employees to strengthen on-the-job performance and business competitiveness, making California’s economy stronger. The program has served over 55,000 businesses and trained over 90,000 workers with a cost benefit ratio of one to 12.  
  CACT logo The Statewide Center for Applied Competitive Technologies Initiative is a California Community College Chancellor’s Office Economic Development and Workforce Development program. The Sierra College CACT program is one of 8 California centers that support manufacturers with technical assistance and work force development so that they can compete successfully in changing markets and the global economy.  
  California Community College Chancellor’s Office Economic and Workforce Development logo California Community College Chancellor’s Office Economic and Workforce Development The purpose of the program is to advance the state's economic growth and global competitiveness through education, training and services that contribute to continuous workforce improvement. The role of the community colleges in this effort is to fulfill the vocational education and instructional needs of California businesses and industry through leadership, communication and liaisons with the private sector as well as with public sector education and training providers.  

Training and Innovation Partners

  Continuous Improvement Network logo Continuous Improvement Network (CIN) is an association of business leaders committed to learning and sharing continuous improvement methods. Founded in 2011 by Northern California employers, the CIN is your gateway to new ideas, motivation and training. Sierra College CACT is the training partner for CIN.  
  Hacker Lab logo Sacramento Hacker Lab has 3,500 sq.ft. of tools for prototyping, fabrication, woodworking and electronics that includes equipment provided by Sierra College CACT. Sacramento Hacker Lab also hosts classes, meet-ups and other events.  

Advanced Manufacturing

  Centers of Excellence - Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Workforce Needs Assessment 2015  
  California Workforce Investment Board-- Advanced Manufacturing and Workforce Development Council  
  Department of Labor – Advanced Manufacturing Competency Model  
  Manufacturing Day Website  
  Manufacturing Institute – List of NAM endorsed Certifications  
  Manufacturing Labor Market Profile Sacramento Region prepared by Center for Excellence Los Rios College  
  National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)  
  Northern California World Trade Center  
  Partnership for 21st Century Skills  
  Sacramento Valley Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers  
  Society of Manufacturing Engineers  
  U.S. Zero Waste Business Council  
  Western Trade Adjustment Assistance Center helps manufacturers improve their international competiveness.  

Economic Development

  Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development  
  Nevada County Economic Resource Council  
  Placer County Office of Economic Development  
  Sacramento Area Commerce & Trade Organization (SACTO) attracts business, jobs and investment to the Sacramento Region.  


  Golden Sierra Workforce Development and Business Resource Center

Employers can post job openings, find candidates and review labor market information.

  Golden Sierra Workforce Investment Board (WIB)

The Golden Sierra Workforce Investment Area consists of Alpine, El Dorado and Placer Counties. The WIB it identifies the local strategies to achieve State level goals and expands and strengthens the Sacramento Capital Area regional workforce investment framework, and the further development of the workforce and economic development network.

  Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC)

NoRTEC links workforce preparation services in 11 Northern California counties. Since 1983, NoRTEC has connected job seekers to employers and supported local businesses.

    Nevada County One-Stop Business & Career Center

Nevada County One-Stop Business & Career Center is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide unlimited employment opportunities to job seekers and hiring managers as well as training and human resource assistance to local businesses.

  CalJobs provides an automated, easy-to-use system for personal computers. The system serves employers who want to fill job openings and individuals seeking employment.  

Occupational Education

  49er Regional Occupational Program is a public education program offering career preparation classes to over 1,800 local high school students and adults each year. 49er R.O.P. is part of a statewide program designed to bring education and business together, working towards the common goal of educating California's for today's workforce.  

Small Business

  Sierra Economic Development Corporation, based in Auburn, CA, provides both technical and financial services and resources. On the technical side, SEDCorp acts as a liaison between business and local government funding sources. SEDCorp helps the public body apply for funding and provides the expertise in administration, marketing, loan packaging and credit approval.  
  SBDC Capital Region The Small Business Development Center provides first-rate, no-cost confidential consulting to small business owners interested in achieving growth and profitability.  
  SCORE Sacramento - offers classes and counseling to small businesses in the Sacramento region return basics to establish well run businesses.  

California Business Portal - Business just got easier in California with resources to start and grow your business, as well as hiring, financing and export information, all on one site.


 On-line magazine, communities and resources related to Quality. See the article on Supply Chain Management in Demand.

 Industry Week is a free online newsletter that offers news, information on trends, analysis and research for manufacturers. Other features include webinars, interactive forums and blogs.  
 Make Magazine is devoted to technology Do-it-yourself, with innovation and entrepreneurship as a primary focus. The magazine also holds Makers Faires, two-day family oriented events that feature workshops, interactive performances and opportunities to build fun projects.  
    The California Manufacturers & Technology Association is a membership site that includes free information on legislative activity related to manufacturing, as well as job data, conferences and other events.  
    Supply Chain Management web sites with information, tool and guides:  

Lean Manufacturing information is available at

Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and Economic and Workforce Development
(916) 660-7801
Sierra College Training & Development
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)
  Placer, Nevada and parts of El Dorado and Sacramento Counties
Rocklin - Roseville – Auburn – Truckee – Nevada City – Grass Valley
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