The Facts About Apprenticeship Programs in California

The Facts About Apprenticeship Programs in California

According to statistics provided by the California Department of Industrial Relations for 2017, the vast majority of state-approved apprenticeship training is provided by Union/Joint Labor-Management Apprenticeship programs.

*  92 percent of all construction apprentices (49,443 out of 53,666) are enrolled in union programs.

*  95 percent of apprenticeship graduates are produced by union programs (4,729 out of 5,010 in 2015).

*  68 percent of participants in union programs are people of color (33,532 out of 49,443).

*  96 percent of all women in state-approved approved apprenticeship training are in union programs (1,225 out of 1,275). 

In California, there are 230 union-sponsored apprenticeship programs for every type of building and construction trade. These programs are training apprentices who live and work in California. Unions spend more than $100 million a year for apprenticeship programs in California.

 

Joint

Female

Joint

Male

Joint

Total

Nonunion Female

Nonunion Male

Nonunion Total

Total

Ethnic

Native American

30

387

417

1

37

38

455

Asian/Pacific 

46

1,391

1,437

1

147

148

1,585

Black

256

3,449

3,705 

11

 270

281

3,986

Caucasian

415

15,496

15,911

14

1,457

1,471

17,382

Filipino

19

443

462

2

63

65

527

Latino

459

27,029

27,488

21

 2,199

2,220

29,708

Unknown

0

23

23

  0

0

0

 23

Total 

1,225

48,218

49,443

50

4,173

4,223

53,666

 

For more information about the State of California's apprenticeship system, please visit: www.dir.ca.gov/das/

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