The apprenticeship training program provides an opportunity for a balanced approach of on-the-job training and related technical instruction to achieve the position of journeyperson in one of the stateapproved programs. The length of the program depends on the trade selected and can range from two to five years. The program encourages the transfer of skills and knowledge from master journeymen and journeywomen to apprentices to further employment potential in their trade. The California state system was established in 1939 with the passage of the Shelley-Maloney Apprenticeship Labor Standards Act. This act established the California Apprenticeship Council as the policymaking body; named the State Director of Industrial Relations as the administrator of apprenticeship; authorized the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) to approve training standards and provide assistance in the development of apprenticeship programs; and assigned responsibility for related and supplemental training to state and local boards responsible for vocational education.

Affirmative Action Statement

The Apprenticeship Committees for whom the District provides related and supplemental instruction have indicated they do not and will not discriminate against any employee or against any applicant for employment because of age, race, color, religion, handicap, ancestry, sex or national origin.

Admission To The Program

Indenture in a state-approved apprenticeship program is a required prerequisite to enroll in the apprenticeship related and supplemental classes. Applicants for apprenticeship should contact the employer, program coordinator or labor union listed before each program in the apprenticeship course description section of the catalog. Each of the individual programs listed in the apprenticeship course description section of this catalog is administered by an apprenticeship committee made up of member representatives from the respective trades or industries. This committee serves as the approval body for all apprenticeship matters relating to the particular trade.