It’s a Wednesday afternoon inside Truckee Meadows Community College’s new advanced manufacturing lab, located at the TMCC Applied Technology Center on Edison Way in Reno, which is humming along during a demonstration. The lab is proof TMCC is doubling down on efforts to prepare the Nevada workforce for openings at Tesla and many other companies playing a robot-centric role in the state’s booming advanced manufacturing sector.
The region’s largest educational and networking organization, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET), held its June 13 Tech Wednesday event at the William N. Pennington Health Science Center, an allied health training site of Truckee Meadows Community College. Business professionals, local tech leaders, and a regional representative for Senator Dean Heller, Lauren Morris toured the classrooms, simulation laboratories, and briefing rooms of the College site.
Where can you find a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, radiology lab, veterinary clinic and an emergency room in one building? At the William N. Pennington Health Science Center. There, students learn how to deal with real-life health science scenarios in a variety of hands-on laboratories.
TMCC is seeking mentors of all backgrounds who are willing to give 3-5 hours each semester to guide the future of Nevada: our youth. Mentors must be 21 years of age, willing to provide information to conduct a criminal history report and able to participate in one mandatory training session.
Truckee Meadows Community College offers an educational pathway to success in logistics management through its Certificate, Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs. Fall enrollment is now open to potential and current logistics professionals seeking direct access to a four-year degree in a rapidly-growing sector of northern Nevada.
For about four weeks of classes for about $450 at the Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nick Freed learned the skills necessary to become a competitive job candidate for an entry-level material handler position at Panasonic, which is manufacturing batteries for the Tesla Gigafactory. And, because the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Truckee Meadows recently made money available to qualified applicants, he will be fully reimbursed for completing the program.
You are invited to participate in the Biggest Little Startup Fair – Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5-7:30pm at the Aces baseball stadium! The Biggest Little Startup Fair is largely run by volunteers looking to foster a thriving startup community and to raise awareness about startup jobs in Northern Nevada; bringing together local startups; students & faculty from Truckee Meadows Community College & the Career Studio at the University of Nevada, Reno; and other stakeholders from the Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe area.