Frequently Asked Questions
- Whom do I contact for information?
- What are the steps involved?
- Where is the training held?
- What is the cost?
- Why should we use Sierra College?
- I have heard Sierra College has mobile labs than can be set up at the company for training. What labs are available?
- What classes are available?
- Do you offer classes for individuals?
- What do other companies say about the training?
Whom do I contact for information?
Contact Sierra Training & Development online or call (916) 660-7801 for more information.
What are the steps involved?
After you contact Sierra Training & Development, we work closely with you through the following steps to set up a program that meets your needs.
- A Sierra College representative meets with the appropriate members of your management team to learn about your business objectives and the needs the training should address. We’ll answer your questions about our training programs and discuss how similar training has worked for other organizations.
- Based on this meeting, the Sierra College program development consultant will prepare a proposal for customized training and/or services for your company.
- Once the proposal is finalized and accepted, you’ll receive a contract, including the schedule for the training.
- Your company will assign a program manager who will be the key contact with Sierra College to assure clear communication throughout the contract.
- To measure the effectiveness of the program, both participants and the key contact will be asked to evaluate the training at the end of the program.
Where is the training held?
For your convenience, the training can be held at your work site, at Sierra College or at any other mutually agreed upon location. In addition, Sierra Training & Development has several mobile training labs that can be taken to your worksite including a computer lab and a soldering lab.
What is the cost?
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.
Why should we use Sierra College?
- Unlike "canned" national training classes, Sierra College customizes training to your industry and to your specific needs. To see what companies say click here.
- Depending on your objectives, employee skill level and your schedule, Sierra Training & Development can offer not-for-credit courses on most workforce training topics of any length, at almost any time, and on-site or at the College.
- You can be confident that Sierra College will deliver based on a long history of working effectively with local employers to train their workforces.
- Because of the breadth of courses at the College, local employers can tap into the wealth of knowledge and topics available through College instructors.
- Instructors have practical experience in their field and develop training to address your specific business needs.
I have heard Sierra College has mobile labs than can be set up at the company for training. What labs are available?
Sierra Training & Development has several mobile labs that can be taken to your work site for training, including a computer lab and a soldering lab. Arranging for the on-site training lab saves travel time and makes it possible to train as many as 15 employees simultaneously. For more information on the computer classes or soldering, click here.
What classes are available?
Since the programs are customized to meet the needs of the employer, Sierra Training & Development can offer not-for-credit courses on most workforce training topics of any length, at almost any time, and on-site or at the College. For a list of training topics click here.
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. Occasionally seminars are offered for multiple employers in a joint class. One-on-one instruction may also available at higher contract rates.
In addition, Sierra College Community Education offers on-line classes on several business skills topics; go to http://www.sccommed.org/. Sierra College also offers semester classes on some business topics; go to http://www.sierracollege.edu.
What do other companies say about the training?
Businesses say that they appreciate that the training is customized to their business, designed to meet their needs and offered on-site. To see what companies say click here.