A highly-trained, professional workforce helps form the backbone of California's economy. California Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE) does its part by providing a critical service for Californians who seek a career as a blue-collar worker: apprentice training. Each year, the unions who are members of CURE, along with other building trades unions, invest $80-$100 million to train 50,000 Californians how to build and maintain the state's infrastructure efficiently and safely.
For California workers ... apprentice training is one of the few paths leading to a good job with health care and a secure retirement.
For California workers who aren't college bound, apprentice training is one of the few paths leading to a good job with health care and a secure retirement. Unions in California with apprentice programs spend up to 5 years training their apprentices and graduate 70-85% of each class.
Every time CURE unions sign a labor contract, our members provide money out of their own paychecks to train the next generation of skilled professionals and update current workers on new technology -- all to meet California's energy needs today and in the future while ensuring the state's power plants are clean, safe and efficient.