Apprenticeship Stories and Photos

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The College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State received state approval in 2015 to launch a first-of-its-kind apprenticeship. But unlike traditional 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 their 2,000-plus hours of on-the-job training. 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)