Cari Paganini knows exactly where she wants to go. A recent graduate of Sac State’s State Supervision Online (SSO) program, she’s aiming for the top. “I want to take all of this knowledge and eventually work for CalPERS or CalHR,” she says. “I know a lot more about the law and how to help people in disciplinary settings now. I feel I have tons of stuff in my toolbox to offer future employers because of what I’ve learned through SSO.”
“I am a big fan of eLearning,” says Phil Bornt, manager of the California Department of Technology’s Training & Education Center, and a graduate of the SSO pilot program. While he earned his technical writing certificate and attended project management and business analysis courses through CCE’s traditional classroom model, he admits that eLearning just works better for him. Like many Generation X employees working in the digital age, learning for Bornt is not necessarily a social activity.