Apprenticeships About the Apprenticeships Managed by a Joint Apprenticeship Committee comprised of representatives of employees and employers and an educational representative, the Pilot provides upward mobility opportunities in the Greater Sacramento Area to state employees using training and development assignments. During the program, apprentices work in the unit of their respective apprenticeship and attend college classes at the participating educational institution. Upon completion of the program, apprentices will have earned up to 25 college credits, completed up to two years of on-the-job training and will receive a certificate of apprenticeship awarded by the United States Department of Labor and the California Department of Industrial Relations. To obtain information about upcoming cohorts or how to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information Technology Apprenticeship The Information Technology Apprenticeship program is the first public sector program of its kind in the nation, and the initial cohort became the first to focus on networking. Now on its third cohort focusing on service desk training, the Pilot has successfully run two cohorts focusing on networking training. For up to two years, apprentices work in an IT unit, earn college credits through Sacramento City College and take an exam to become Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician certified. Financial Services Apprenticeship The Financial Services Apprenticeship is currently under development and is expected to launch either Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. Similar in nature to the IT Apprenticeship, this program will provide apprentices with on-the-job and educational training, but in an accounting or tax-related occupation.