Building California Construction Careers

Building California Construction Careers (BC3) is a program designed to educate the public about construction career opportunities and apprenticeship. They reach out to students, teachers, counselors, parents, adults, and the workforce development community throughout California to demystify the skilled trades and help them understand the possibilities available in the construction industry. (Read More)

The Facts About Apprenticeship Programs in California

According to statistics provided by the California Department of Industrial Relations for 2001, the vast majority of state-approved apprenticeship training is provided in Joint Management-Labor Apprenticeship Programs. (Read More)

California Apprenticeship Council Website

The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) administers California apprenticeship law and enforces apprenticeship standards for wages, hours, working conditions and the specific skills required for state certification as a journeyperson in an apprenticeable occupation. DAS promotes apprenticeship training, consults with program sponsors, and monitors programs to ensure high standards for on-the-job training and supplemental classroom instruction. (Read More)

Union Apprenticeship Programs

A union apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands; are willing to serve an apprenticeship for up to five years, depending on the trade you select; have dexterity, mechanical ability, problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team; want to earn a living wage and good benefits; and want the opportunity to advance in your career. (Read More)

Apprentices Allege ABC Breach of Fiduciary Duty

March 15, 2005 - Apprentices have filed a class action lawsuit for breach of fiduciary duty against the Associated Builders and Contractors of Southern California, a contractors' association, and the trustees of a trust fund set up by the contractors' association to receive contributions for apprenticeship training. (Read More)

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