Developing Our Future Workforce

Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction to prepare workers for highly skilled careers and are seen as leading the way in preparing American workers to compete in today’s economy. While it is used in traditional industries such as construction and manufacturing, apprenticeship is also instrumental for training and development in growing and emerging industries.

The California Apprenticeship Initiative represents the future of California’s economy, and our education systems are at the forefront of not only ensuring apprentices have the knowledge base necessary for these jobs, but also to inspire lifelong learning that may lead to advancement in their careers.

The Chancellors Office provides funding through the California Apprenticeship Initiative New and Innovative Grant Program to create new and innovative apprenticeship opportunities in priority and emerging industry sectors or areas in which apprenticeship training is not fully established or does not exist. In addition, the Chancellors Office allocates funds through the Related and Supplemental Reimbursement (RSI) Program for the purpose of reimbursing CCDs and K-12 LEAs for the attendance of apprentices enrolled in any class maintained by a CCD or K-12 LEA pursuant to Section 3074 of the Labor Code.

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Virtual Office Hours

The Workforce & Economic Development Apprenticeship Team offers virtual office hours to assist with grant questions or issues. Stop by with your questions or just pop in to say hello! Hours are open, so feel free to join and stay only as long as needed.

Office Hours:
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month between the hours of 2-3:30 pm

Meeting ID: 994 2912 1898

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