To provide apprenticeship 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 an 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 2009-2010 California Budget Act provides $7,174,000 for the apprenticeship RSI. Based on a mutually agreed on 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 the RSI instruction. All RSI apprenticeship programs offered by the community colleges must be approved by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, as well as approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards which is a division within the California Department of Industrial Relations.
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Apprenticeship Programs Inventory - Being Updated on 2/09/12 Not Complete Yet
RSI Funding FY 2006-2007 thru FY 2010-2011
2009-2010 Flex RSI Funding
Please Read: Important Introduction Narrative
Flex RSI Funding and Proportion of Budget by College District
Excess Cost Cause-Related & Supplemental Instruction CA Labor Code Section 3074)
Apprenticeship Forum: Developing a Better Educated and Productive Workforce in All Occupations (PowerPoint).
Additional Apprenticeship Information
Workers Compensation Coverage – Provided by College or Program Sponsor (PDF)
Working Draft of Some Portions of the Following Document
Commercial / Industrial Electrician: Guide - Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for CTE, Apprenticeship, and Electrician Certification Program
Starting a State-Registered Apprenticeship Program
California Community Colleges Employee Professional Development Multi-Year Program