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Start an Apprenticeship

Employers across California are looking to reduce turnover, find qualified candidates and diversify their workforce. If you’re looking for a higher return on your training investment, an apprenticeship program could be the answer. 

Apprenticeship is a flexible staff-development strategy that creates loyal, well-trained employees. No longer limited to the construction trades, apprenticeships can now be found in many industries, including health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation, government, social services, IT and early child education, just to name a few. 

 

If you’re interested in learning more, contact us with your questions and inquiries. We’re happy to help: lteixeira@clpccd.org, 925-416-5136.

Download our Acronym & Abbreviation List here.

What is an Apprenticeship
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What is an Apprenticeship?
 

Rooted in thousands of years of history, the apprenticeship model continues to evolve in front of our eyes. However, at the heart of any apprenticeship is the combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction - the “Earn & Learn” model. 

  • 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

Benefits to the Employer
 

Apprenticeship is an employer-driven workforce development model that not only helps the business train employee for their specific jobs. 

 

Research by the Urban Institute shows an overall positive return on investments in apprenticeship. The evidence shows that the benefits of developing a registered apprenticeship 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
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Benefits
Components
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Components of an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships consist of five core components, each critical to the program’s success. To help, download our Acronym & Abbreviation List

  • 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
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Why Register the Apprenticeship

The State of California encourages employers to register their apprenticeship with the Department of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS).  This is an important step for a number of reasons:

  • 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
Why Register
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How is an Apprenticeship Structured?

Apprentices in the construction trades and many other industries earn a Department of Apprenticeship Standards journey-level certification upon completion.  Models include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
How is it structured?
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Apprenticeship vs. Internship

Apprenticeship offers an alternative, flexible form of talent development for new and existing employees that ensures structure in the training, while investing in the workforce. In the end, the business gains a trained, educated and loyal employee. 

Apprenticeship differs from internship in several ways:

  • 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
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Partners Involved
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Partners Involved in a Registered Apprenticeship

A registered apprenticeship in California is a partnership between a number of entities. Each partner plays a crucial role in the success of the program.

  • 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

Get Started

Address: 

5860 Owens Drive

3rd Floor

Pleasanton, CA  94588

Email:

apprenticeship@clpccd.org

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