Matt Hidalgo comes to CWA from the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency and has had years of experience working face to face with job seekers and individuals with barriers to their employment. While working at the Sacramento Works, LLC. America’s Job Center in Galt, CA, Matt sought to bridge the gap between job seekers and businesses through vocational trainings, instructional workshops, and job matching while simultaneously supporting the Job Center Supervisor in WIOA policy implementation and special projects. As a Workforce Development Professional, Matt advocated on behalf of his customers ensuring access to training resources and job placement assistance. Matt also assisted in the development and execution of contracts such as Service Agreements between partner agencies and job seekers as well as Individual Development Plans to map out job seeker Career Pathways.
While at SETA, Matt developed amicable relationships with customers, staff, and partners while acting as liaison to training providers and local business owners. Matt also took a lead role in actively facilitating the Galt Chamber of Commerce: Economic Task Force by convening monthly meetings, developing the agenda, and recording meeting minutes when necessary. Matt facilitated weekly workshops by researching and developing materials on subjects such as Financial Literacy, Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Job Searching Techniques, etc.
During his tenure as a Workforce Development Professional, Matt was also selected to lead several special projects/initiatives which has granted additional training in a few areas; including the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), Out-of-school-youth, and English as a second language populations (primarily Spanish).