To provide apprenticeship training for their employees, many employers partner with the California Community Colleges or with the California Department of Education's (CDE) 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 2013-2014 California Budget Act provides $7,174,000 for the apprenticeship RSI and removed the “flexibility” provision that had been in place since 2008. All RSI funding must now only be spent on Apprenticeship programs. In addition, the geographic restriction which limited Community Colleges from working with statewide or multi-district based Apprenticeship Program Sponsors was lifted. Lastly, the $15,000,000 of RSI funding that was administered by the CDE was shifted to the CCCCO to remove any duplication of effort and provide cost savings to the state. Those Local Education Agencies (LEAs) affiliated with the CDE will continue to work with Apprenticeship Program Sponsors as they have in the past.
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.
Information on Trades Orientation
October 5, 2018 Faculty Work Group Meeting 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Overfelt Adult Center (Directions),1901 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95122
- Faculty Work Group Meeting Agenda 10-05-2018 (PDF)
- Career Technical Education/Pre-apprenticeship Programs (XLSX)
- Career Technical Education/Pre-apprenticeship Programs (PDF)
Nine Project Plans Summary for 2018-2019
Project 5 – CTE/Pre-apprenticeship Programs
1a. Create, distribute, and maintain an inventory list/matrix of career pathways and apprenticeship programs currently offered among SBCAE institutions
1b. Create user friendly career pathway tool for Open Doors/SBCAE website for students and staff to explore career opportunities
1. Identify CTE/apprenticeship programs and associated course sequences associated with these programs that lead to a certificate of completion currently offered among institutions a part of the South Bay Consortium
2. Draft a comprehensive and coherent document that details the CTE/career pathways by institution
3. Distribute the draft document to consortium members and end-users for review and revision, including steering committee members, transitions specialists, counselors, and marketing and outreach groups.
4. Submit feedback of consortium members and end-users redistribute for final feedback to FCM
5. Build the infrastructure for SBCAE CTE Career Pathway navigation tool to post program information
6. Upload final inventory to SBCAE website Open Doors and ensure accessibility of information
7. Review CTE/career pathway changes among SBCAE institutions quarterly and update the CTE/career pathways inventory list/matrix as necessary
2. Align SBCAE Career Pathways/apprenticeship programs with Strong Workforce, CCPT, WIOA, SSSP and BSI
1. Have access to Strong Workforce, CCPT, WIOA, SSSP and BSI plans
2. Collaborate with project managers
3. Identify opportunities for program alignment
3. Continue develop relevant curriculum/programs in order to meet the needs of a competitive workforce.
1. Labor market data
2. Connect faculty from both systems to identify and update existing programs/develop new bridge programs to align with market trends
4. Assess and offer opportunities to improve workforce readiness skills in all CTE Bridge Programs
1. Conduct workshops for faculty to incorporate workforce readiness skills in CTE courses
2. Review Progress
5. Establish connections with business, industry, and community organizations
1. Pool all current contact information form SBCAE members
2. Contact and explore workforce learning opportunities
6. Explore grant opportunities to strengthen existing CTE programs as well as adding new pre-apprenticeship programs
1. Review grant opportunities
2. Develop and submit grant applications
7. Establish industry advisory council for SBCAE
1. Gather all existing CTE advisory contacts from SBCAE member schools and colleges
2. Create the group that is representative of industry, community and education partners.
3. Organize meetings
8. Compile CTE/Apprenticeship resources and post it to SBCAE/Open Doors website
1. Gather all local, regional, state, and nationwide resource list
2. Verify with data team for their validity and usefulness
3. Create links and/or post the information websites