Apprenticeship Tool Kit
The California Community College Chancellor's Office administers over $22 million annually for Related and Supplemental Instruction (RSI) for Registered Apprentices in California. The funding supports classroom instruction for apprentices, which is a requirement for them in addition to On the Job Training (OJT). The Chancellor's Office also provides technical assistance and support for existing Apprenticeship programs as well as in the creation of new Apprenticeship opportunities.
View this September 2, 2016 presentation by Laura Ginsburg from the Office of Apprenticeship, US Department of Labor.
Federal Department of Labor Releases American Apprenticeship Grants
On December 11, the Secretary of Labor announced a funding opportunity for the American Apprenticeship Grants. This is the single largest Federal investment in apprenticeship history and will serve as a catalyst to “sale and scale” the apprenticeship model as an innovative workforce strategy that is relevant to a number of different industries.
The Department of Labor is making $100 million, in existing H-1B funds, available for the American Apprenticeship Grants to help more workers participate in apprenticeships. These grants will support public-private partnerships that promote the expansion of quality and innovative Registered Apprenticeship programs. They will help start efforts to meet the needs of business and expand career opportunities for workers, women, underrepresented populations and young men and women of color, people with disabilities, and veterans. Attached is the Department’s official Press Release, and below are links to additional background information on the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and instructions on how to apply for these grant funds.
Final Press Release
Links to Additional Information
Links to New Resources
To stay abreast and up to date on all this information, please visit, and continue to check, the new apprenticeship website and download the resources and toolkits referenced above. These resources were designed to help engage potential sponsors and partners by providing helpful hints and Technical Assistance resources to start and register an apprenticeship program. We welcome your feedback on the resources provided!
Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC)
Campuses offering classroom instruction for apprenticeship or other programs related to apprenticeship initiatives should consider joining the Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC) which eases the way for Journeymen who have already completed an apprenticeship program to re-enter the community college system, earn a certificate or degree, or transfer to a 4 year institution. Becoming a member of the RACC will help you to attract these Journeymen and increase your college’s efficiency to completion rates. Currently, 13 California Community Colleges have joined the RACC with more to follow soon. For more information on the RACC and how to become a member, visit the RACC website or contact John Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Chancellor’s Office.
I Built It!
Video from the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards
Federal Apprenticeship Resources
Rules and Regulatory Information