Apprenticeship Stories and Photos


The College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State received state approval in 2015 to launch a first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program. Unlike trade or industrial apprenticeships, this one concentrated on employment development – getting Californians back to work.

For the first time, workforce development professionals earned the new Workforce Development Professional Certificate and applied their skills during a 2,000-plus hour professional apprenticeship.

 Matt Hidalgo shares his story.

Photo: Matt Hidalgo accepts his Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship certificate with instructors Bob Lanter and Robin Purdy, 2016. (Morgan Murphy/College of Continuing Education)