•  Funding Opportunity 

California Apprenticeship Initiative High Road Training


Partnership Grant

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is pleased to announce the availability of funding for phase one of a two-phase CAI grant. Phase one is a short-term planning grant to expand on existing High Road Training Partnerships (HRTP), an initiative and framework for industry-led regional partnerships developed by the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB). Each grantee may receive up to $125,000.



In this first phase, community colleges already participating in a CWDB-funded HRTP may apply for funds to strengthen and advance existing HRTPs.  In addition, community colleges who are not already participating in a CWDB-funded HRTP in their region who wish to do so may also apply.  Besides strengthening and advancing community colleges’ participation in existing HRTPs, the planning grant phase is intended to be used to plan for phase two of the RFA, which will provide funds for the direct implementation of new and innovative apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs based on needs identified by the HRTP as part of phase one. 


Questions Deadline: Written questions about specifications in the Request for Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2021, via email to:


Bidders’ Conference: Pre-recorded session released on Thursday, July 1, 2021.


Applications Due: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 2021, in NOVA. Applications must be submitted electronically via NOVA ( by 5 p.m. on August 16, 2021.


We encourage all interested in applying for this grant opportunity to review the RFA in detail by visiting:


  •  Upcoming Third Quarter CAC and  IACA Meeting 

The Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (IACA) and California Apprenticeship Council (CAC) quarterly meeting will be held via teleconference from July 26-July 29. Please check the meeting website for more information regarding Standing Committee meetings and Public Meetings.


IACA Meetings: July 26-27


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CAC Meetings: July 28-29 


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Note:  Per grant requirements, California Apprenticeship Initiative Project Directors must attend at least two of the four scheduled Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (IACA) and/or California Apprenticeship Council (CAC) meetings annually to stay connected with the statewide apprenticeship community. This may include the semi-annual California Conference on Apprenticeship hosted by the CAC.


  •  COLEGAS 2021 Latinx Student Success Webinar

July 1, 2021 from 2-4 p.m.

Join this captivating webinar series entitled Colegas Presents Collective Excelencia: Validating the Latina/o/x Experience to Ensure Student Success. This monthly webinar celebrates the voices in the community college system and various practitioners. 


Register for the webinar here.