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Sacramento Needs to Address Its Lack of Technical Training

Sacramento Needs to Address Its Lack of Technical Training

By Roger Speer

As the uneven economy recovery continues in California, there is one area where jobs remain available: technical workers.

Workers with vocational training are currently in demand. The hardest segment of the workforce to replace has been the skilled trades, due to a shortage caused by the exodus of highly-skilled baby boomers that are entering retirement.

So where will we find these workers? There are many young adults in the 18- to 24-year-old age bracket that possess no post-high school education. Many of these individuals are either unemployed or have low-paying jobs that offer limited career paths.

While the national unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent to 5.5 percent since the country entered recession in 2008, youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

High school students learn multimedia skills at Sac State

High school students learn multimedia skills at Sac State

"It really opened my eyes as to what I want to do with my future." - Jessica Henderson

      "It was cool to work and learn about multimedia journalism." - Keegan Morris

The Multimedia Journalism Summer Academy for High School Students wrapped up at Sacramento State with students producing video projects on their smartphones.

News10’s George Warren and former News10 anchor Sharon Ito led the weeklong workshop, where students toured the News10 studios and received hands-on training in shooting, writing and editing a video story.  (Click to see the News10 photo album.)

Here are some of their projects:

Pacific announces new Sacramento degrees: Expansion is milestone in region’s higher education

Pacific announces new Sacramento degrees: Expansion is milestone in region’s higher education

University of the Pacific celebrated June 26 the expansion of its Sacramento campus, longtime home of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, into a multidisciplinary center that will educate the professionals California needs in the decades ahead.

Joining the law school will be new graduate programs in health, education, business and public policy. Five new degrees will be rolled out over the next two years: Master of Business Administration; Doctor of Education; Master of Public Policy; Master of Physician Assistant Studies; and Master of Public Administration.

“This is a watershed moment for our university,” said Pamela A. Eibeck, president of University of the Pacific. “Pacific has been a pioneer in higher education in California for more than a century and a half, and it is with great excitement that we expand our presence and service in the Sacramento region.”

Cosumnes River College Sculpture and Ceramic Arts Club Exhibit

Cosumnes River College Sculpture and Ceramic Arts Club Exhibit
Cosumnes River College Sculpture and Ceramic Arts Club Exhibit
07-03-2015 - 07-23-2015
Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
http://www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org
Admission: Free
 
(916) 685-5992
egfinearts@frontiernet.net
 
Start Time(s): Wednesdays-Saturdays 11am-4pm 1st Friday (7/3) 4pm-7pm
This exhibit will feature works from the Cosumnes River College Sculpture and Ceramic Arts Club. At the reception, community artists will be showing and selling a variety of original artwork.
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Printmaking Workshop: Relief Printing

Printmaking Workshop: Relief Printing
Printmaking Workshop: Relief Printing
06-12-2015 - 06-12-2015
Sol Collective
http://solcollective.wix.com/solcollective
Admission: $15
 
(916) 476-3628
Luis@solcollective.org
 
Start Time(s): Fri 5:30pm-8:30pm
Learn how to make your own relief print (block print) Printmaking is the process of creating artworks by printing on paper, fabric, or other support 
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UC Master Gardener Plant Clinic

UC Master Gardener Plant Clinic
UC Master Gardener Plant Clinic
08-22-2015 - 08-22-2015
UC Master Gardeners
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free
 
(916) 875-6913
 
Start Time(s): Sat 9am-1pm
"How can I garden with limited water?" "What is on my plants: Is it a good bug or a bad bug?" Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to this UC Master Gardener Plant Clinic
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Sacramento Academic Vocational Academy 2015 Graduation

Sacramento Academic Vocational Academy 2015 Graduation
Sacramento Academic Vocational Academy 2015 Graduation
06-04-2015 - 06-04-2015
Sacramento Convention Center Complex
 
Admission: Please contact school for ticketing information
 
(916) 286-5129
 
Start Time(s): Thurs 7pm
It is the mission of the Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy (SAVA) to provide high quality curriculum, instructional support, career exploration, and preparation for students in the community
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