By Todd R. Hansen
Alfredo Arriaga is a 19-year-old electrician’s apprentice with a union company.
That story, as successful as it is in its own right, is not particularly unusual. In fact, Solano County schools have refocused their education profile to include more vocational training and working in the trades more and more.
But Arriaga did not get to where he is today through a traditional route.
He began learning his craft while incarcerated in the Solano County Juvenile Detention Center, and with four felonies hanging over him, just getting to the point where he paid attention to probation workers was its own journey.