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Expanding Career Options for Underserved Communities

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency and UC Davis sign career pathway training agreement. Starting this February, economically disadvantaged Sacramento residents will be able to access scholarship-funded career training. The agreement focuses on teaching high-demand job skills in Business, Health Sciences, Technology, Sustainability and other fields that support the evolving needs of the region’s employers.

Instructor Spotlight: Mary Campbell

Mary Campbell is an attorney and mediator in the high desert region of Southern California, and an instructor for UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Conflict Resolution program. With over a decade of experience in conflict resolution, her current focus is supporting families in transition.

Meet Enrollment Coach, Cathy Zhao

Empowering students to fulfill their goals—whether they be upskilling or pursuing a new career path—is what Cathy Zhao finds most rewarding about her role as an enrollment coach. With a background in education counseling and a master’s in education, Cathy is looking forward to promoting lifelong learning and helping professionals advance their careers.

Career Outlook: Accounting

Accounting professionals are the fuel that keeps companies running. The profession offers a wide range of paths to follow, varying in industry, services and level of experience. Learn more about this in-demand career path and how you can get started in the field.

Career Outlook: Human Resources

The life of an HR professional is rarely monotonous. They keep their companies running smoothly and ensure a positive workplace environment. Learn more about this in-demand role and how you can get started in the field.

Why You Should Learn to “Speak Horse”

Being around horses—whether you own a horse, work with horses or are simply fascinated by them—can be a rewarding experience. Amy McLean, instructor in UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s new online courses in equine science, believes being able to “speak horse” and understand what horses are thinking—what they want and how to properly meet their needs—will not only strengthen your bond, but is key to your animal’s wellbeing. 

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of our dedicated staff and instructors, from our homes to yours, we wish you a happy, safe and rejuvenating holiday—along with hope for a brighter new year.

AND, to help get you into the holiday spirit, who doesn’t like a good old-fashioned sing-a-long? Enjoy!

Student Spotlight: Dan Kruger

As the regional manager at Royal Electric, Dan Kruger has been in the construction industry for a long time. When he landed a few promotions, he decided to supplement his practical experience with UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Construction Management Certificate Program. 

Student Spotlight: John Funderburg

As a principal planner with the San Joaquin County Community Development Department, John Funderburg enjoys the challenge of managing large-scale development projects. Having taken a number of environmental resources classes at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, he recently decided to further expand his skill set and pursue the Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program.

Meet Your Enrollment Coach, Kristy Craig

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education is proud to welcome Kristy Craig, our new enrollment coach, to provide personalized support and program guidance to students as they navigate the enrollment process. Kristy has a passion for education and coaching and is looking forward to helping students achieve their goals through education and skill development.

CPE to Launch New Life Sciences Initiative at Aggie Square

CPE is pleased to announce the launch of the Life Sciences Workforce Training Collaborative—a proof-of-concept venture to devise and hone public-private partnerships for economic and talent development at Aggie Square. Phase I of this initiative is creation of a “middle skills” certificate in Cell and Gene Therapy, in collaboration with the UC Davis Stem Cell Program, community college partners and industry partners. Dr. Jen Greenier will lead the Collaborative.

Student Spotlight: Jenni Castro

With exposure to the construction business from so many different angles, Jenni Castro understood the nuances and niches within the industry. She chose Continuing and Professional’s Construction Management Program as a way to explore everything the industry has to offer and to supplement her degree in environmental science.