PLC programming of discrete manufacturing process.
Sierra College Mechatronics courses teach real-world career skills in our industrial-quality labs. Training caters to businesses and industries that manufacture, utilize, or repair equipment, incorporating electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics and programming.
“Through multiple levels of specific hands-on RoMec training courses, Sierra College is working with the ski industry to advance the skills of less experienced technicians so they’ll be prepared to fill the gap left by seasoned technicians who are retiring.”
California Ski Industry Association
“As far as electro-mechanics go, I learned more this week than the previous 10 years in the industry. The lectures were put into ways that were easy to follow for us real world people. The hands-on was key so that we could see and observe what happens based on the lecture. Very helpful in filling in the gaps on things I thought I fully understood.”
California Ski Industry Association
“The Sierra College CACT training was developed to address specific industry needs and provide technicians with in-depth training. With this program, the lift mechanics will know the whole system. That knowledge prepares them to keep equipment functioning safely and efficiently.”
Contract education is the unit of a California Community College that provides responsive, short-term, customized workplace education and training to businesses, municipalities, and government agencies. Through outreach, partnerships, and ongoing industry involvement, contract education staff engages with local businesses to gain a thorough understanding of their most pressing and urgent workforce training and education needs.
What is Contract Education’s Mission?
Contract Education’s mission is to assist businesses locally, regionally, and statewide to enhance the transferable skills of the California’s workforce. By collaborating with employers to develop a high-performance workforce, contract education’s goal is to contribute to building strong regional economies and improve the state’s global competitiveness.
Why Should I Consider Sierra College as a Solution for Workplace Education and Training?
The California Community College system holds the largest body of workplace-specific training curriculum in the world and has a vast network of subject matter experts, educators, and consulting professionals who can be utilized to design and deliver training programs for your organization.
Unlike “canned” national training classes, Sierra College’s education professionals can quickly develop custom training solutions that meet your organization’s education and productivity goals.
Sierra College secures and administer Employment Training Panel (ETP) funding— the state’s premier program that reimburses employers for the cost of training incumbent workers—on behalf of your organization. ETP programs help ensure that California businesses have the skilled workers they need to remain competitive in a global economy.
You can be confident that Sierra College will deliver based on a long history of working effectively with local employers to train their workforces. Instructors have practical experience in their field and develop training to address your specific business needs.
What Types of Employee Training Does Sierra College Deliver to Business?
Because of the vast resources and highly experienced subject matter experts available within the community college system, Sierra College can deliver training programs to any level of staff.
Programs range from advanced manufacturing, welding, mechanical/electrical, leadership, and computer applications to customer service. Sierra College can gather and manage the resources to develop customized curriculum and training on almost any subject.
Sierra College offers fee-based employee development and training programs, short-term education, consulting, and technical services. Programs offered include for-credit, non-credit, or not-for-credit. Sierra College is dedicated to helping your business upskill employees and enhance productivity.
Where and When Is Training Delivered?
Sierra College provides day, evening or weekend employee education and training courses. Customized employee training programs can be held wherever it benefits your company and employees—on campus at the college or onsite at your facilities.
What Types of Organizations Have Contracted with The California Community Colleges for Employee Development and Training?
Your local community college works to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to multinational corporations. The following list is a sample of the organizations that have contracted with California Community Colleges for workplace education and training.
Alcoa Fastening Systems
California Steel Industries
California Department of Human Resources (CalHR)
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
The Hain Celestial Group
Impax Laboratories, Inc.
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Based on your budget and objectives, Sierra College will propose fees and work with you to meet your needs. Some of the elements that are considered in determining the cost include: the number of hours of the program, instructor fees, development time, and instructional materials needed for the program.
You’ll find that the cost of the Sierra College programs are very competitive with other regional training organizations.
Sierra Training & Development has a mobile welding lab that can be taken to your work site for training. Arranging for the on-site training lab saves travel time and makes it possible to train employees without disrupting your workflow.
Do you offer classes for individuals?
Although Sierra College Training & Development primarily delivers training for groups of employees at an employer’s worksite, special arrangements can be made for smaller groups or shared training with multiple employers.