Apprenticeships are a winning strategy for a high skilled workforce.

What are Apprenticeships?

A time-tested approach to ensuring a skilled workforce for employers and a way to earn and learn for students and job-seekers. Learn about the fundamentals of Apprenticeships here.

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How can I learn more in California?

In California, there are 88,000 apprentices today.  The State’s goal, as stated in the 2016- 2020 California State Workforce Plan, is to double the number of apprentices by 2026 from 79,000 to 128,000. The organizations below are instrumental in making that happen. 

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What federal resources are available?

Apprenticeships remain a core focus of federal workforce development strategy. Check out these links to learn more about these national resources.

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RFA for the CAI - Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Grant

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office is pleased to announce the availability of Proposition 98 funds for the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) New and Innovative Grant Program.

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The CAI Hub Forum, powered by Workplace, provides a space for professionals across California to learn more about apprenticeship, share best practices, learn about upcoming events, and build meaningful partnerships. You can join the conversation by creating a Workplace login.

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The California Apprenticeship Initiative is a program administered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in close partnership with the Division of Apprenticeship Standards and is supported by the California Labor Agency and its various workforce development agencies. Registered apprenticeship is a key facet and focus of the California State Workforce Plan. Apprenticeships will be a key strategy and component in enabling the State to achieve its goal to produce a million "middle skill" industry valued credentials between 2016 and 2026.