Workforce Development Apprenticeship Program


Where do you see yourself a year from now? Would you like to be a Journey-level Workforce Development Professional, with the potential for higher wages and pension credits? The Workforce Development Apprenticeship Program can help you on this professional journey.


  • Must satisfactorily complete prescribed courses of related and supplemental instructions which consist of 144 class hours.

  • Class time is during regular work hours and will be compensated.

  • On the job training of up to 2080 hours within 24 month period is required. All hours worked must be logged and submitted in a timely manner to remain in good standing. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the program.

Earn & Learn

Half of all class time will be during work hours. Unlike academic classes, where you must spend 2 hours outside class for each hour in class, our certificated program is class-based, without the extra study time requirement.


The Apprenticeship program is officially recognized by the Office of the Governor and certified by Sacramento State University.


Classwork will consist of lectures, small group projects, discussion groups, and an original project at the end of the program that demonstrates competencies in the areas of the Workforce Development.

A total of 17 workforce development professionals completed the accelerated training through the Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education, and as you can see from the photos, they celebrated the survival of one of the most challenging courses in the program: Project Management.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg was among the speakers at the Nov. 2016 ceremony. He was joined by Diane Ravnik, director of the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards and Bob Lanter, Executive Director of the California Workforce Association.

Inaugural WDP Apprentice Class, Our Experience

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