Five Ways Truckee Locals & Business Owners Can Benefit from Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee

  1. RECRUIT: Discover qualified interns and employees

Students with diverse skills and career goals are enrolled at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee. Strong business, accounting, EMT, Mechatronics, Administration of Justice and early childhood education programs as well as transfer pathways translate to an educated group of local applicants to interview.

Straightforward opportunities exist for employers to connect with students and alumni. For example, it takes only two minutes to register for JobLink, a free job-posting site. Once registered, employers can post internship and job opportunities. Postings are promoted on campus corkboards as well as on the Tahoe-Truckee campus Facebook page. In addition, Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee hosts a community wide job fair every October. There is no cost to participate and space is available on a first come basis.

2. VISIT: Get to know your community college If you have never been on the Tahoe-Truckee campus and want to educate colleagues and employees about the opportunities available right in Truckee, visit our LEED certified building that was funded through a public bond. Sierra College’s community liaison is available for custom guided tours for you and your staff. Conveniently schedule a tour that lasts no more than 45 minutes during lunchtime or after traditional office hours by contacting Nicole Cheslock (Career Education Liaison, nicole@nicolecheslock.com, Cell: 415.902.8494).
3. GROW: Professional development opportunities

Affordability is one of the greatest advantages of community college. Sierra College also offers small classes and experienced educators. From  business to graphic design and communications to EMT and EMT Refresher training, career focused courses and programs are available. In addition to career and technical offerings, Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee offers general education and transfer paths. Fall and spring classes meet once or twice a week and are offered in the late afternoon and evening. Tuition is $46 per unit (plus books and material) and most classes are three units.

4. ENGAGE: Participate in thought leadership talks on diverse topics

Sierra College Insights presents expert educators who facilitate fascinating discussions about a topic in which they are well-versed. For example this April, science professor Derek Larson will review specifics of evolutionary theory and explore examples of how evolution is researched today through a personal travelogue of the Galapagos. Sierra College Insights begins with a half hour of socializing over refreshments sponsored by Starbucks, includes an engaging 75 minutes session with welcoming community members, and there is no cost to attend. Details and reservations are available at https://sierracollege.ticketleap.com

5. TEACH: Community education or semester long classes

“We welcome diverse professionals who are skilled in teaching to our community education program,” shares Executive Dean Dr. Kim Bateman. Community courses are held on campus and generally meet one to four times. Examples of community offerings range from bookkeeping basics to night photography to creative writing. To learn more, visit sccommed.org.

If you hold a master’s degree or doctorate, you may be qualified to teach a for-credit semester long class on the Tahoe-Truckee campus. At this time, there are opportunities for Marketing (MBA required) and Early Childhood Education Instructors. If interested, submit a short letter of interest with your resume to kbateman@sierracollege.edu.

Nicole Cheslock

Nicole Cheslock provides career connections for Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee students and serves as a community liaison between the campus and local employers. She holds a Master’s Degree from Stanford Graduate School of Education. Nicole can be reached at (415) 902-8494.