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2017 Expect More Tehama Summit


Wednesday, November 8th
8:30am–2:30pm
Carlino’s Event Center at Rolling Hills Casino

Join us for an incredible day of exploration and discovery in how we can nourish and sustain our community’s future. You’ll learn about efforts already in place to help “grow our own” young professionals in several local businesses, as well as collaborating with others in creating new opportunities for students to thrive in their careers…right here in the North State!

Registration is free, but please RSVP!
Visit https://2017-expect-more-tehama-summit.eventbrite.com to register

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Computers for Future Geniuses

Know any budding geniuses that would benefit from having a computer of their own? Someone that has a talent for graphic design, or coding, or manufacturing, or making movies or music? We might be able to help.

Rolling Hills Casino has arranged with Computers for Classrooms to give away 14 computers to the most deserving future geniuses in Tehama County. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2017. Students must currently attend a Tehama County school and be endorsed by a teacher. Click here to download the application.

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Expect More Tehama Summit 2016

Start Where You Are. Use What You Have. Do What You Can. This simple quote by Arthur Ashe is at the heart of what makes positive change and a real difference in people’s lives. Whether you employ and develop interns or take students to see a play; whether you coach Little League or lead a 4-H Group, doing what you can and expecting more makes all the difference.

This report and the 2016 Expect More Tehama Summit are a reminder of the good work caring adults and organizations do every day. The Summit brings together a wide variety of stakeholders who rarely have opportunities to meet up otherwise. These convenings continue to be critical to answering the question: What can we begin to do or put in place to raise expectations for our students beyond a high school diploma?

This year at the Summit, we heard about great work taking place in our high schools to prepare students for job opportunities in manufacturing. Bill Gaines of Transfer Flow and the Grow Manufacturing Initiative made a strong case for the manufacturing sector and what critical positions are needed now and in the future. We heard from interns in healthcare and manufacturing. Internships are becoming key to bridging college students and new graduates to their field of work while benefiting employers as well. We celebrated two huge announcements: the award of an Education Talent Search grant to the Tehama County Department of Education to continue the college support system established through College OPTIONs and the launch of a new regional collaborative, North State Together, supported by The McConnell Foundation and Shasta College and involving Tehama, Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties. This is an enormous endorsement of community/education partnerships, and we couldn’t be more excited! The Summit audience learned about 3D printers and the power of a makerspace inside the walls of Juvenile Hall. They also glimpsed into the future with Redding’s Rachel Hatch, a futurist and Northstate leader.

Ultimately, caring adults are the change makers. They help kids, from cradle to career, move in the right direction. Without them, and more of them, we won’t succeed. We thank you for making a difference every day and we invite you to stay connected with Expect More Tehama as great things unfold in 2017!

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8th Annual Expect More Tehama Summit

Register for the Summit today. Space is limited, registration is free.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016, 8:30am – 2:30pm

Rolling Hills Casino Event Center

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2016 Maker Showcase

The Maker Showcase is slated for its launch at the Tehama County Fair on September 22-25, 2016. Kids of all ages are welcome to come down and participant in some of the fun challenges, or watch a demonstration of something fun!

In addition to the fun workshops, come witness the Maker Breaker, a high school competition where students are given boxes of materials and asked to perform a challenge within 30 minutes. It should be quite fun as students scramble to build something with strange components like toothpicks and gumdrops!

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Maker Showcase

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The Maker Showcase is slated for its launch at the Tehama County Fair on September 24-27, 2015. Kids of all ages are welcome to come down and participant in some of the fun challenges, or watch a demonstration of something fun!

In addition to the fun workshops, come witness the Maker Breaker, a high school competition where students are given boxes of materials and asked to perform a challenge within 30 minutes. It should be quite fun as students scramble to build something with strange components like toothpicks and gumdrops!

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If You Build It

“Follow designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what’s possible.”

The Tehama County Arts Council presents the acclaimed movie “If You Build It” at the State Theater in Red Bluff on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. Doors open at 5:30pm and the movie starts at 6:00pm. The movie is free.
The event kicks off the Makers Summer, a program designed to keep kids engaged over the Summer. After the movie, stop by the various booths set up to show kids what they can do over the Summer. The Tehama County Summer Activities Guide will be handed out and the Maker Space will showcase some of the fun things kids can create. The Tehama Wilderness Team offers free backpacking trips to Lassen Volcanic National Park and they accepting applications.

The Tehama County Fairgrounds has provided the Maker Summer with an entire building at the County Fair in September to showcase all the projects students create over the Summer.

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Expect More Tehama Summit 2014

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Join us for the Fifth Annual Expect More Tehama Summit.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

8:30AM – 2:00PM at Rolling Hills Casino

RSVP to KGarcia@jobtrainingcenter.org