The CAI hub is an online resource designed to provide information and resources to recipients of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office's California Apprenticeship Initiative and anyone else who is interested in expanding apprenticeship opportunities.
The CAI Hub is administered by the Foundation for California Community Colleges—a unique 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the Community College system through diverse and far-reaching programs that touch on key issues in California and throughout the nation, including workforce development, student success, air quality, technology, healthcare, and learning programs for at-risk students. Learn more about some of the Foundation’s programs at foundationccc.org.
What is the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI)?
The California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) is a grant opportunity offered by the CCCCO. It provides support in Proposition 98 funds for the creation of apprenticeships in three categories:
- New and Innovative: Seeks to create new and innovative registered apprenticeships in priority and emerging sectors or areas in which apprenticeship does not currently exist.
- Pre-apprenticeship: Seeks to create programs which prepare participants for careers in occupations which utilize an apprenticeship training model, especially for entrance into a registered apprenticeship program. In addition pre-apprenticeship seeks to improve the diversity of the pool of applicants for apprenticeship programs in multiple career pathways.
- Accelerator: Encourage applicants to quickly identify a specific employer or workforce need, create an apprenticeship program approved by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS), and place apprentices with employers within 12 months of the grant award date.