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20 employers on tap for Career Expo Friday in Truckee

Nicole Cheslock
Special to the Sun

If you go

What: Career Expo at Sierra College

Where: Tahoe-Truckee campus, 11001 College Trail, Truckee.

When: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 22

Cost: Free

More info: facebook.com/sierracollegetahoetruckee

TRUCKEE, Calif. — With more than 2 million students attending 113 colleges, California’s community college network is the largest higher education system in the country.

Offering a mix of arts and sciences, the Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee campus boasts a dozen certificates and degrees that can be earned without leaving Truckee.

Workforce development programs, commonly referred to as Career and Technical Education (CTE) offerings, are also available for community members as young as 15 years old.

With that in mind, Sierra College invites the community to learn about on-site classes, certificates, degrees and transfer opportunities from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, as part of the college’s inaugural Career Expo.

The special event includes short, interactive sessions with engaging professors, as well as open classrooms, free access to resources including financial aid information and drop in sessions with a counselor.

“Discover education and employment opportunities at the inaugural Career Expo,” said Executive Dean Dr. Kim Bateman, who will be presenting “College: Dream. Learn. Do.” at noon on April 22.

Additional sessions facilitated by professors and counselors include “Keys to College Success,” “Introduction to Mechatronics,” “Business – the number one college major in the country,” and introductions to graphic design and drafting (engineering).

Job seekers, career-changers, parents re-entering the workforce, high school students and people interested in earning a college degree are encouraged to attend.

“In addition to welcoming the community for our campus-wide open house and art show, there will be an active Career Expo Job Fair, featuring 20 employers who are hiring full-time as well as seasonal employees,” shares Bateman.

Entry-level pay ranges from $10 to $20 per hour and starting salaries begin in the $45,000 range.

Aside from the job fair, the event will also feature hands-on experiences, including drop-in sketching sessions and ceramics activities, as well as an interactive composition project, coincide with the official opening of the annual Art Show at 11 a.m.

Further, representatives will be available to provide personal assistance completing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Sierra College’s online application.

Additionally, a Rocklin representative will be on site for the duration of the event to answer questions about the dozens of career and technical education offerings available at the main campus.

Community members interested in nursing, welding, solar panel installation and other career-focused training are encouraged to attend.

Nicole Cheslock, the event organizer, can be reached at nicole@nicolecheslock.com. Cheslock holds a master’s degree from Stanford Graduate School of Education and serves as a Career Education Liaison for Sierra College. Visit sierracollege.edu to learn more.