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“Food, Wine and the Future” Technology Event

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
Tesla Car on TMCC Campus Image

Tesla vehicles are seen at TMCC's Dandini Campus during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Highly advanced, technology-based companies are moving to Northern Nevada more than ever before and Truckee Meadows Community College is aligned to provide technical education programs essential to staff the skilled, specialized positions in these firms.

To highlight technology and education, the TMCC Foundation is hosting a new one-of-a-kind event, “Food, Wine and the Future,” where the community is invited to interact with a number of Nevada’s top technology-driven enterprises and learn more about the region’s evolving workforce needs.

“The event is an opportunity to meet with leading companies that are bringing cutting-edge technologies to the area and hear about the jobs they’re offering,” said Jim New, Interim Vice President, Finance and Administration, TMCC.

  • When: Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center
  • Tickets: $100 each (a portion is tax-deductible)

Attendees are encouraged to reserve their tickets soon, as guests will be limited to 200 people.

“Bruce and Nora James are active volunteers in the community and are co-chairing this innovative event,” said Gretchen Sawyer, Executive Director of the TMCC Foundation. “The event brings together advanced manufacturers, thought leaders and the community. Bruce James has a great deal of experience with technology and served as 24th Public Printer of the United States, and CEO of the United States Government Printing Office during the George W. Bush administration.”

Leading firms sponsoring booths at the event include the following:

  • Ardagh Group
  • Bender Group
  • Click Bond, Inc.
  • NOW® Foods
  • NV Energy
  • Renown Health
  • Tesla Motors, Inc.

The newly renovated William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center is the setting for this event. Each of the enterprise sponsors will host a booth to provide interactive demonstrations or discussions with attendees. The TMCC Culinary Arts Program will offer food and beverage stations throughout the venue. Wine is being donated by Whispering Vine Wine Co.

Faculty members will demonstrate high-tech teaching tools such as 3-D printing, robots used in advanced manufacturing and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The evening will include a brief program welcoming guests, acknowledging sponsors and announcing opportunities for creating TMCC student scholarships personally-named in a donor’s honor.

On Friday, Sept. 23, TMCC will also host a Job Awareness Fair for high school students in the same event location. Students will talk with sponsors about the benefits of a technical education and learn about job opportunities.

For more information, please call 775-674-7648.