NEXT is Golden Sierra’s suite of easy to use services and resources designed to empower business owners in Alpine, El Dorado, and Placer Counties. We want to build a relationship with you and your business, working together to keep our local economy strong.
Compassion Planet looks forward to a long-term working relationship with Golden Sierra to ensure together we can provide a positive work experience to help young (18-25 year olds) at-risk youth develop the necessary work and people skills to ensure that they will be productive and successful contributors to our community.
The paperwork for the OTJ program was minimal and easy to complete, staff minimized my involvement by coordinating directly with the job candidate, staff was available and responsive to answer the questions I did have, and the reimbursement process is simple and straightforward.
Candidates placed by Golden Sierra are hardworking individuals who stay on-task, are willing to learn new skills and desire to be a positive member of our work team.
In a nutshell, Golden Sierra made participation in the program unexpectedly easy for employers, which was a huge relief for me as a small business owner. What I didn’t appreciate until later in the process was how much the reimbursement actually helped to offset the cost of training a new employee, particularly a first employee.
I was able to find an IT intern through their service. We are nearing the end of the internship and it was rewarding for everyone. He’s decided to go to school to get a degree in IT administration, which is a big win for all involved.
We have two employees who graduated from the OJT Program, our office manager who is going on four years and a computer technician who has been here for 1 ½ years. Golden Sierra posted a job description for a Business Services Independent Contractor. Within a few days we had 10 applicants to interview and employed a highly qualified person from the group.
Our experience with Golden Sierra has been more than excellent. The staff are professional, well organized, and make super use of their resources.
We would like to thank Lori and Tammy in the Auburn office and Melody in the Roseville office for all their ongoing assistance and education we received as to Golden Sierra’s super offerings.
I’m looking forward to participating in the WEX program again not only for technical interns but for other positions for my growing company.
They carefully matched their students to our job specifications and provided excellent support for everyone throughout the internship. We had the opportunity to work with very talented, excited interns and provided them some great real life experience. We’re looking forward to working with Golden Sierra again.