More than just a law (AB 554) Develop new partnerships Apprenticeship is a time honored and proven method of delivering high quality paid on-the-job training combined with formal classroom instruction that results in people learning real skills that translate to high paying careers. Resources are already in place! Over 600 Approved Apprentiship Programs Statewide in 800 Different Occupations Union and Non-Union Large and Small Single and Multi-Employer Public and Private Sector DAS District Offices Sacramento San Francisco San Jose Fresno Los Angeles San Diego Here are some other famous apprentices you might recognize Apprentice Benefits Employer Benefits Become a skilled worker with High earning potential DEVELOP SKILLS IN A REAL WORLD SETTING INCREASED Productivity Loyalty and Higher Retention Rates All programs require the same 2 components! The performance and success of each program is guided and monitored by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards to ensure quality and success for the program and the apprentices. We accomplish this by attending Committee meetings, annual reviews and independent auditing. 600 Apprentiship Programs Statewide 800 Different Occupations DAS District Offices Sacramento San Francisco San Jose Fresno Los Angeles San Diego The Dialogue has begun! Partnerships and Collaboration are forming throughout the State. In Northern California DAS and the Workforce Investment Board have adopted an MOU to outline their commitment to working together to develop partnerships with established approved Apprenticeship programs. In San Diego we have gone one step further and have developed a policy and procedure that details the steps needed to access WIB funding and enhance Apprenticeship Training. I am going to turn this over to Cindy Perry from the San Diego Workforce Partnership to explain further. Assembly Bill 554 Requires the local WIB to ensure that programs and services funded by WIA and directed to apprenticeable occupations are conducted in coordination with apprenticeship programs approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards Assembly Bill 554 Requires the local WIB to ensure that programs and services funded by WIA and directed to apprenticeable occupations are conducted in coordination with apprenticeship programs approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards Local Board’s Five Year Strategic Plan • Business Services – Foster Collaboration between community colleges and Division of Apprenticeship Standards • Adult Services – Expand the availability of and participation in “Earn and Learn” models • Apprenticeships • OJT • Youth Services – Increase the number of high school students who complete a challenging education… that prepares them for college, “Earn and Learn” training through apprenticeship, OJT, etc. Health Professions Opportunity Grants (HPOG) • Partner with Division of Apprenticeship Standards • Healthcare Apprenticeship Training Program • Challenges: • Only Community Colleges and Adult Education are Eligible Training Providers • Development and Approval of Curriculum/Program can take close to a year to get through local and state approval • Funding Cuts to Community Colleges San Diego WIB Policy • Policy recommendations include: • Training programs must be directly linked to demand occupations in the priority industry sectors for San Diego County; • The target wage must meet the threshold approved by the San Diego Consortium Policy Board on January 23, 2004 which is, wages may not be less than $11.58 per hour if the job does not include paid health insurance and $10 per hour if health insurance is included; • The apprentice must be accepted by a program sponsor prior to the execution of an Apprenticeship Training Account (ATA); • The portion of apprenticeship training funded by WIA shall not exceed $5,000. There are no provisions for waivers to exceed the cap; • The ATA will be used to support the classroom training activities of the apprenticeship program and not the on-the-job training activities; • The length of the ATA shall be through the apprentices probationary period plus the first 144 hours of classroom training, not to exceed 18 months; and • The completion of the WIA supported apprenticeship training shall be documented on the ATA Final Progress Report to trigger the exit of the participant from the WIA program.