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Destination Nevada County

Premium visitors magazine for Nevada County produced by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

Connected Communities

Connected Communities Academy Providing top notch technology training Digital technology has the ability to create jobs both within companies and for freelancers. We believe that with the right training, those jobs can happen in Nevada County. Connected Communities Academy (CCA) provides Nevada County residents with a hands-on opportunity to learn valuable technical skills while working with local mentors. The Academy offers classes at every level, with the goal of giving people the training they need to begin or expand their digital career. Many local tech professionals have come forward to mentor, teach and host classes as well as meet-ups as a way to enhance the local tech pipeline. They have provided their time, skills, resources and in some cases, scholarships to individuals looking to develop and grow their careers in technology. The classes have varied in topics from Digital Skill Bootcamp to Coding, UX Design and VR Content Development to Digital Music and DJ Fundamentals. The Academy partners on occasion with other agencies that provide training such as CalWorks - Connecting Point, Madelyn Helling Library, Curious Forge, Nevada Union Adult School, Sierra College and Nevada County Association of Realtors to name a few. CCA also hosts local interns from Ghidotti Early College High School, Nevada Union High School, Bitney College Prep and the AARP’s Senior Community Service Employment Program. The Academy invites collaboration and hosting of educational and training programs with other agencies that align with it’s mission to create and promote tech career pathways for Nevada County citizens. 192 DESTINATION Nevada County

Training, Presentations & Networking Opportunities by Industry Experts throughout Nevada County. TechTonic Tuesdays THE Networking Event in Western Nevada County for Local Tech Professionals TechTonic Tuesdays brings together local tech talent, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, makers, coders, and other members of the Nevada County tech community on a monthly basis for a an evening of learning and connecting. Industry Tahoe Silicon Mountain Networking in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Nevada County Tahoe Silicon Mountain is the hub for entrepreneurs, business owners, and other professionals in the Truckee-Tahoe region. They are hosts to two networking events. experts from far and wide are invited to speak on a variety of provocative tech-related topics. Follow-up discussions often ensue among like-minded members of our tech community. Mountain Minds Monday This speaker series is a monthly educational and networking meeting for people that live, work or vacation in the Truckee/ Tahoe/Reno area. Most members are involved in the tech industry or are small business owners. Typical topics of discussion are technology, startups, local businesses, our communities and the environment. The event is livestreamed, recorded, and available on YouTube and local cable TV channels. Tahoe Silicon Mountain First Friday at Five This weekly roundtable session is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to share what they are working on and ask for/offer insights to other attendees. DESTINATION Nevada County 193