Updated December 2016
This postsecondary education initiative of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) seeks to increase employer participation in apprenticeships and create new apprenticeship training programs.
Competitive grants are made in four areas:
Apprenticeship programs are developed in priority and emerging sectors, including Advanced Manufacturing, Allied Health Care, and Information Communication Technology.
In particular, this initiative includes a focus on developing and supporting programs that address:
Apprenticeships operate with the central tenet that workplace skills training is most effective within a real workplace environment. The “Earn and Learn” model of Registered Apprenticeships provides a unique combination of structured learning with on-the-job training from an assigned mentor.
The CCCCO administers and distributes grant funds, working with the following partners:
Eligible applicants include California Department of Education Local Education Agencies—i.e., Regional Occupational Centers and Programs, county Offices of Education, and local school districts.
Other local partners include:
Registered Apprenticeships are included on the state’s Eligible Training Provider list, and within the Registered Apprenticeship system. Programs include a written plan designed to move an apprentice from a low or no skill entry-level position to full occupational proficiency.
An apprentice receives at least 2,000 hours of reasonably continuous employment for an approved program of training. These experiences are supported through related supplemental instruction.
Element is not present in this initiative.
CCCCO Workforce and Development Division accountability measurements for grant activities include:
Further success indicators vary by the recipient’s program area:
This initiative could benefit from incorporating intentional participant supports—individualized and differentiated to provide access and promote success for people with varying academic abilities and work experiences, and prior or unfinished credentials. Supports could be integrated through partnership with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I programs for career services, and CalWORKs or other human services programs for case management or related support services.
Partnering with adult education pre-apprenticeship programs operating under WIOA Title II and/or the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) could help adults gain basic skills needed to enter and succeed in these apprenticeships.
Does this information need updating or adjustment? Send us your suggestions: CAcareerpathway@clasp.org