The California Department of Education (CDE) supports related and supplementary instruction (RSI) in 35 regional occupational centers and programs (ROCP) and adult education programs (local education agencies) with over 200 apprenticeship programs supporting over 40,000 registered apprentices.
Registered apprentices are enrolled in a wide variety of craft and trade programs. There are over 800 approved apprenticeable occupations in California.
Apprenticeship is a time-proven, on-the-job training, and education delivery system. State certified apprenticeship programs in California date to the Shelly-Maloney Apprenticeship Labor Standards Act of 1939. Appropriations to support RSI were initiated in 1970 under the Montoya Act.
Apprenticeship programs in California are developed and conducted by program sponsors including individual employers, employer associations, or a jointly sponsored labor/management association. Local education agencies individually contract with program sponsors providing educational leadership in the provision of RSI.
- Apprenticeship Education Program Summary
Information on the purpose, program, services, funding, and student served.
- A snapshot of Apprenticeship in California
- Administrative Summary on Apprenticeship
Describes the roles of those involved in the California Apprenticeship Program.
Apprenticeship RSI funding is provided to the CDE through California's annual budget act. Funds are appropriated to local education agencies through the principal apportionment system based on the actual number of hours in RSI coursework. Each local education agency is capped on the number of hours of instruction it can claim for reimbursement. For more information regarding apprenticeship funding, please contact John Dunn, Education Programs Consultant, at the contact information below.
Report on Apprenticeship Related and Supplemental Instruction Programs
The Report on Apprenticeship Related and Supplemental Instruction Programs is a mandated report based on an annual survey conducted by the CDE on local educational agencies supporting apprenticeship related and supplementary instruction hours. For a copy of the report, please contact John Dunn, Education Programs Consultant, at the contact information below.
- Apprenticeship Program Information
Search for apprenticeship opportunities by county and occupation group.
- California Division of Apprenticeship Standards
Administers California's apprenticeship laws and enforces apprenticeship standards.
- Governance and Accountability
Information and resources to help administrators and program sponsors maintain compliance with federal and state law.
- California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards (PDF; 2 MB) May 2005 Edition
- California Career Technical Education Framework for California Public Schools (PDF; 5MB)
Most common definitions used in apprenticeship education as well as in the apprenticeship program.
- California Apprenticeship Council
Provides policy advice on apprenticeship matters to the Department of Industrial Relations, issues rules and regulations on specific apprentice subjects to be published in the California Code of Regulations, and conducts appeal hearings.
- California Apprenticeship Council Notice of Public Meetings
- United States Department of Labor
- California Department of Industrial Relations
- CTECS Career Cluster Frameworks
The framework, published by the U.S. Department of Education, relates career clusters, concentrations, and occupational specialties to 16 career pathways.
For information regarding the Apprenticeship Program, please contact:
John Dunn, Program Coordinator
Policy Alignment and Outreach Unit
Division of Workforce and Economic Development
California Community College Chancellor's Office
Phone: 916-445-8026 | Electronic Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org