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In California, every registered apprenticeship is required to have a Local Educational Agency (LEA) that partners with the program sponsor (supporting organization for an apprenticeship program) and Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) on the education piece of “Earn and Learn”. 

LEAs are usually a local adult school or a community college. We believe there are several advantages to partnering with a community college, and, in particular, with the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD).  We offer unparalleled support and out-of-the box thinking to help you develop a training program to fit your needs.

What is an LEA

What is an LEA

An LEA is any public education agency authorized by law to provide related and supplemental instruction (RSI) – the classroom learning part of apprenticeships. Chabot-Las Positas Community College District’s (CLPCCD) apprenticeship instruction can be provided at the supporting training organization’s (or, “program sponsor”) training facility or on one of our campuses, located in Hayward and Livermore. As the LEA, we ensure that the curriculum and instructors meet California community college standards, enabling apprentices to get the best instruction possible and receive college credit when doing so.  Among other things, we track and report the apprentices’ instructional hours to the State as part of the apprenticeship requirement.

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The CLPCCD LEA Advantage

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD) apprenticeship team, together with our colleges, offers unparalleled support to our program sponsors.  We walk side-by-side with you in the evolution of your program, curriculum development, and ongoing instructional operations.  The benefits we offer include:

  • Services Provided by Entry-level Workers
    Help children and youth learn healthier behaviors (e.g. managing big emotions, dealing with new social situations, etc.) Provide peer support services by drawing on their lived experience and expertise to help others heal and recover from life challenges Provide referrals and linkages to community and public resources (e.g. Medicaid, food banks, housing) Transport and/or accompany clients to appointments or community/public resources
  • Services Provided by Graduate Degree-level Workers
    Provide clinical mental health evaluations and treatment to those living with mental, emotional, or substance abuse challenges, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs Provide individual and group therapy to assist in overcoming varying personal challenges Guide clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with their problems Provide mental health promotion and education
The CLPCCD LEA advantage
Changing LEAs

Changing LEAs

Though historically apprenticeship programs could only work with an LEA in their geographic area, that requirement changed several years ago. As a result, any California-based apprenticeship program can choose their preferred LEA, located anywhere in California.


If you have an existing registered apprenticeship program within the state of California and your LEA is not serving your needs, changing your LEA is a fairly simple procedure.  We have experience with this process and can help make the transition in a smooth and timely way. We can work with your staff and your DAS consultant to get you the LEA services that your program needs and deserves.   

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest!


5860 Owens Drive

3rd Floor

Pleasanton, CA  94588


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