The first apprenticeship program offered at Sacramento State, where participants earn a professional certificate, a promotion and a pay raise, has won a prestigious award and a congratulatory message from Sacramento’s mayor.
The Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Program at the College of Continuing Education (CCE) received the 2017 Engagement Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) West Region, which represents continuing education institutions and universities in the western United States and Canada.
Sacramento State Paramedic student Wil Stewart dashed to join his family, taking his front row seat at the University Union as an honored guest of Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen.
Wil had just finished two local media interviews - one for CBS13 and the other for Fox40 - and promised another interview to KCRA, but he needed to take his seat with the President preparing to go onstage for his 2017 Fall Address.
Sacramento State Paramedic Program student Wil Stewart with his parents, Traci and Bill Stewart. (Courtesy: Wil Stewart)
When Wil Stewart, a Sacramento State paramedic student, saved a man from choking to death, the national attention he received astonished him, even made him squirm a bit because, after all, he “wasn’t raised to go around bragging,” he said.
As Denton Mitchell walked through the Sacramento State campus, he noticed treasures that many of us pass every day but may no longer notice.
Mitchell is a professional photographer invited by Professors Ernie Olson and Esther Amato to document the 2017 Fashion Academy, one of the career workshops in the Summer Academies for High School Students.
His photo gallery reminds us to look around once in a while.
The Summer Academies for High School Students introduces teens to new experiences that just may plant an idea, perhaps a college major or a future career. Some students met Sacramento’s mayor, some found themselves in the midst of a simulated hacking incident and others learned multimedia skills and produced their first news videos. There’s nothing else like it in Sacramento!
Registration is underway for the 2018 Democracy in Action Academy for high school students. Professor Laurie Kubicek will lead the summer academy at Sacramento State July 9 – July 13, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. She is a criminal justice professor, a member of the State Bar of California and the author of Crime in California: A Case Reader in California Law, which offers a well-balanced approach to teaching California criminal law.
At 45, Victor Moreno led a comfortable life in Chile as an operations director for his country’s second-largest wine producer. He managed three factories, traveled to wine regions around the world and got engaged. And then he decided to quit his job.
“My dream was to study English” in America and get a master’s degree in business, Victor explained to his family and friends. And to his fiancée. “It was a big decision to move to the U.S.,” he said, and a huge sacrifice on her part.
Update: Sacramento State alumnus Rodolfo Castillo not only received the 2016 Outstanding Nontraditional Student Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) – West Region, which covers the U.S. and Canada, he won UPCEA’s highest honor: the National Outstanding Continuing Education Student Award for 2017.
Students in the Democracy in Action Academy visited Sacramento City Hall for a chat with Mayor Darrell Steinberg. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl, who heads the academy, also took her high school students to the one place that touches the lives of every citizen in California.
Graduates from Sacramento State’s first apprenticeship program have completed all of their requirements and all 17 have received their pay raise and promotion. Six months after their graduation, interest in the Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Program continues to grow, with a labor association inviting the College of Continuing Education to return and report on the apprenticeship’s success at its statewide conference in September.
TV personality Courtney Dempsey from “Good Day” popped in for the kickoff of the 2017 Summer Academies for High School Students at Sacramento State. She was particularly intrigued by the two new additions to the line-up: the Coding Academy and the Cyber Security Academy. So she caught up with the two computer science professors who put it all together: Devin Cook and Jun Dai.
A signature leadership program in the College of Continuing Education reached a milestone in 2017. Leadership for the Government Executive (LGE) celebrated its 25th cohort graduation in April.
“Our graduates improve government in California” and stand out as “more valuable and attractive candidates for promotion,” said Clark Kelso, one of LGE’s co-founders and an associate dean at McGeorge School of Law, who delivered the keynote address.
Dr. Bruner led many innovative programs at Sac State, including a popular distance learning course in Hematology launched internationally by the College of Continuing Education.
Dr. Bruner and Dr. Rose Leigh Vines were interviewed about their cutting-edge course for Access Magazine in 2011. We are now sharing the original article and never-before-seen pictures from their photo shoot as a tribute.
Job coaches in the Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Programwent through extensive training in the classroom and on the job and experienced, not only a professional transformation, but a personal one too. A group of managers and executives documented the dramatic changes.
Sacramento’s new city leader saluted the graduates of an innovative apprenticeship program at Sacramento State. These apprentices don’t work in the industrial trades, like most apprentices, but in workforce development. They’ve learned new skills to put Californians back to work.
Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg spoke at the Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Program graduation and said graduates, like Megan Bailey, have an important role to play in the city’s growth.
When instructor Jackie Alcalde Marr brings her leadership workshop to the College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State, she will have participants slow down for the day, take an honest look at themselves and answer the question: are they being true to their personal values when they lead and motivate others? She explains more in this one-minute video.
Her Authentic Leadership for True Leaders Workshop takes place on Monday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at CCE.
California’s graduation rate increased for the seventh straight year, with more than 83 percent of high school seniors receiving diplomas last year. Certainly good news, yet a closer look at the numbers released in April by the California Department of Education (CDE) raised concerns in Sacramento.
Franz Wisner healed his broken heart by writing. When his fiancée called off their wedding at the last minute, the Davis native not only held a wedding reception without a bride, he went on a honeymoon and took his brother. The experience turned into a New York Times bestselling memoir, Honeymoon with My Brother.