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Governance and Accountability

Information and resources to help administrators and program sponsors maintain compliance with federal and state law.

Educators, administrators, and program sponsors supporting apprenticeship related and supplementary instruction at Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCP) and adult education programs should be well versed in fundamental apprenticeship law. The Shelly-Maloney Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939 (Labor Code), California Education Code, and Budget Act sections addressing apprenticeship are key to successful program operations.

Apprenticeship Codes

The Shelly-Maloney Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939 External link opens in new window or tab.
Labor Code Division 3, Chapter 4, sections 3070–3099.5 are interchangeably referred to as "Apprenticeship Law" and "The Shelly-Maloney Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939". This code contains authorizations and procedures for the California Department of Education (CDE) and participating local education agencies to follow in the administration of apprenticeship related and supplemental instruction.

Administrators of related and supplementary instruction at local education agencies should carefully review duties as outlined in Section 3074.

California Education Code sections 8150–8156 External link opens in new window or tab.
Article 8 on apprenticeship education was added to the California Education Code in 1980 and contains authorizations and procedures for the CDE and participating local education agencies to follow in the administration of apprenticeship related and supplemental instruction. Procedures explained include the reporting of attendance and reimbursement of instructional time at the rate designated in the annual Budget Act. Initial additions to this section in the code were made in 1983 and include provisions for the development of agreements and an annual review of enrollment and funding levels.

The annual Budget Act in California designates statewide terms and funding for apprenticeship related and supplementary instruction. The Budget Act includes control language that requires the CDE to survey and report on costs of related and supplementary instruction funding. The hourly reimbursement rate is also designated in the Budget Act.

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, California Community College Chancellor's Office.

Questions:   John Dunn | jdunn@cccco.edu | 916-445-8026
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