March 2019

Youth Apprenticeship—The Game Changer for California

A modern youth apprenticeship model would meet the need for a new education-to-employment path of equal quality to the traditional academic path. To achieve this vision, they both would offer comparable credentialing, optimize the strengths of their respective teaching environments, and allow for participants who want to switch between paths...


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Using Cohort Models to Train California's Apprentices

Apprenticeship is expanding throughout California, and as new programs establish themselves, program directors must think strategically about how they will deliver training content to their apprentices...


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The Bookshelf: Building Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships

The following resources provide a framework, a guide, and a fact sheet to help stakeholders build high quality high school apprenticeship programs...


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Tips from the Field

View these youth apprenticeship videos and read the case studies!


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Announcements – April’s webinar

Join us for the second webinar in our series “Insights from the Innovator,” where veteran CAI grantees share the lessons they have learned operating new and innovative apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.


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"In Case You Missed It"

For businesses and training providers alike, building a pipeline to good-paying jobs comes with an abundance of logistical challenges...


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  • January 2019 - Highlights From the Care Navigator Registered Apprenticeship Program
  • December 2018 - Data Trend: Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Sectors
  • November 2018 - CAI at the California Community College Association for Occupational Education Fall Conference
  • October 2018 - A Meeting of the Minds on Apprenticeship: Highlights from CWA's Conference
  • September 2018 - Lessons from the Field: Step One - Form Your Apprenticeship Committee
  • August 2018 - Grantee Spotlight: Long Beach Community College Connects Pre-Apprenticeship Students to Existing Apprenticeship Programming
  • July 2018 - Grantee Spotlight: Lake Tahoe Community College
  • May-June 2018 - CAI at California Workforce Association's 2018 WORKCON
  • April 2018 - Grantee Spotlight: Oakland Unified School District
  • March 2018 - Grantee Spotlight: Columbia College’s Hospitality Apprenticeship Program
  • February 2018 - Grantee Spotlight: Washington USD’s Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program 
  • January 2018 - Apprenticeship Week 2017
  • November 2017 - Grantee Spotlight: Pre-Apprenticeship Increasing Diversity for CA Firefighters
  • October 2017 - Student-Apprentices Celebrate Their Community College Graduation
  • September 2017 - California Workforce Partners Dive into Apprenticeship in Monterey
  • August 2017 - How Apprenticeship is Helping State Government Grow Its Own Talent
  • July 2017 - Grantee Spotlight: Maintaining Manufacturing Might in the Central Valley
  • June 2017 - Grantees are Succeeding at Diversifying the Apprenticeship Participant Pipeline