Career Kaleidoscope to be presented by Sierra College Students

Career seekers and those who are already working in the Tahoe-Truckee community are invited to attend a Career Kaleidoscope presentation on Friday, December 7 at 6:30 PM at Granlibakken, 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City.

Sierra College and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) are hosting this  community event to celebrate the diversity of ways people make a living in this mountain community.

The career showcase will be presented by Sierra College students in an engaging PechaKucha format, a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, explained Todd Wold, Ed.D., Manager of Career and College Readiness at TTUSD. “The format keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and engaging,” said Wold. “Through the TTUSD and Sierra College partnership, we are able to strengthen pathways to higher education and fulfilling careers with local employers.”

To demonstrate these pathways, Sierra College students partnered with local organizations and businesses, including the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, Community Collaborative, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Truckee Roundhouse, Moonshine Ink, Tahoe Forest Hospital, Sierra Business Council, Downtown Merchant’s Association and Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe.City.

After meeting with employers, students developed the PechaKucha presentations describing careers with an opportunity for growth in employment in the Tahoe-Truckee region, according to Kim Bateman, Ph.D., Executive Dean, Tahoe-Truckee Campus, Sierra College. “Eight student interns, supported through the CCC Maker grant funding for student makers, gained real world experience by collaborating with local businesses and non-profits,” said Bateman.

According to Bateman, the interns developed their communication, photography and storytelling skills while working on this project. “The students are using stunning imagery to reflect these career clusters in less than seven minutes each,” said Bateman. “They are also weaving metaphoric stories that communicate the complexity of career options in our area.”

For more information, call 530-550-2225. Download Sierra College Tahoe Truckee Career Kaleidoscope Flyer.



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