California apprenticeship programs represent the future of California’s innovative economy, and our education systems are at the forefront of not only ensuring apprentices have the knowledge base necessary for in-demand jobs, but also to inspire lifelong learning that may lead to advancement in their careers.
Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction to prepare workers for highly skilled careers and have proven an effective model in preparing American workers to compete in today’s economy. While apprenticeship programs were initially built for industries such as construction and manufacturing, apprenticeships are now instrumental for training and career preparedness in growing and emerging industries throughout the state, including education, information technology, and culinary arts.
The Chancellors Office provides funding through the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) New and Innovative (N&I) Grant Program to create or bolster 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 Community College Districts (CCD) and K-12 local education agencies (LEA) 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.
Contact us at Apprenticeship@CCCCO.edu for more information.
Division Apprenticeship Standards
The California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) consults with employers to develop a skilled workforce with viable career pathways to increase productivity and strengthen our economy.
Recipients of 18-191 and 18-195 grants will complete grant reporting in our MIS system.
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Read the State Education Code on Industry, Internship, Apprenticeship, and Preapprenticeship Programs in partnership with the California Community Colleges.
RSI Payment History
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Foundation for Community Colleges
Learn about the Foundation for Community College’s California Apprenticeship Initiative.
California Workforce Development Board
Read about the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB), their initiatives, resources, and current job openings. CWDB may provide additional apprenticeship funding sources.
Employment Training Panel (ETP)
The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. ETP may be able to provide additional funding for RSI programs.
Answers to frequently asked questions will be listed as they become available. To submit a question, complete the Chancellor's Office FAQ Request Form.
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.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month between the hours of 2-3:30 pm
Meeting ID: 994 2912 1898