April 2020

State Center Community College District’s Employer Engagement Expands to Europe

Student in computer-aided manufacturing lab

As apprenticeship programs continue to grow and build momentum in California, State Center Community College District and a local manufacturing employer are going one step further and cultivating global partnerships...


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Bio-Flex Initiative Expands Access to the Biosciences Industry

In January 2020, El Camino College and West Los Angeles College secured a grant from the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) to support their newest pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs—Bio-Flex—designed to train incumbent workers and attract new employees to the biosciences industry...


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The Bookshelf: Building Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships

This report explores the early college high school model that addresses the challenges high schools and colleges face in adequately supporting students and helping them navigate toward family-supporting careers...


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Tips from the Field

This report provides promising practices for high school-based apprenticeships. Topics include creating memorandums of understandings, 504 accommodations, and student placements...




Webinar: Partnering With Your Local Workforce Development Board for Sustainable Apprenticeships
Date: May 5, 10:00 A.M.


Webinar: Disability and Employment eLearning Modules: A Tool to Support Organizational Learning
Date: May 20, 2:00 P.M.


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Missed the March webinar? Listen to it here...


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March 2020 - Palomar College's New Military Leadership Apprenticeship Program

February 2020 - New Culinary Pre-apprenticeship Supports Student Learning

January 2020 - Chaffey College's Apprenticeship Graduation

December 2019 - Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week - Part II

November 2019 - Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

October 2019 - Highlights from the Central Valley Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

September 2019 - Highlights from Columbia College’s Hospitality Management Apprenticeship Program

August 2019 - From Apprenticeship to Ambassador 

July 2019 -  Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

June 2019 - Spotlight: New Cross-Industry Heavy Equipment Repair Technician Apprenticeship

May 2019 - Data Trend Update: Pre-Apprenticeship Grantees are Diversifying the Apprenticeship Pipeline
April 2019 - Expanding Career Pathways for People With Disabilities

March 2019 - Youth Apprenticeship - The Game Changer for California

February 2019 - Apprenticeship Innovation: Building a Regional Network to Serve Employers and Students

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