Apprenticeship: Employee Multi-Year Development Program
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Community College Apprenticeship Programs
To provide apprentice training for their employees, many employers partner with the California Community Colleges or with the California Department of Education's Regional Occupational Programs/Centers and Adult Schools. The community colleges have approximately 25,000 apprentices enrolled in over 160 apprenticeship programs comprised of a total of 66 trades/crafts titles located on 39 campuses. Apprentices receive on-the-job training via their employer, and then in the evening or weekend receive employer selected "Related and Supplemental Instruction" (RSI). Through many of the RSI apprenticeship programs and apprentice can earn a certificate or degree (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science). The apprenticeships are typically three to five years in length.
The 2009-10 California Budget Act provides $7,174,000 for the apprenticeship RSI. Based on a mutually agreed upon contract, a given employer/program sponsor and the community college district share this Budget Act funding for the total number of clock hours the apprentices attended through the RSI instruction. All RSI apprenticeship programs offered by the community colleges must be approved by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, as well as the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, which is a division within the California Department of Industrial Relations.