CAC 2015 – First Quarter Meeting Review

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February  2, 2015

California Apprenticeship Council

2015 First Quarterly Meeting

January 28 – 29, 2015

Hyatt Regency Monterey

The 2015 First Quarterly CAC Meeting met January 28 – 29, 2015 at The Hyatt in Monterey CA. There was no Executive Session, no announcements or new communications to report.

Apprenticeship:

The most exciting news was the FULL Restoration of apprenticeship RSI (related and supplemental instruction) funding in the Governor’s 2015/2016 budget proposal, which adds $14.1 million to fund educational costs of existing apprenticeship programs and $15 million to create apprenticeship programs in new industries and occupations that will effect the growth of apprenticeship in the state for both existing and new programs.

For the quarter ending 12/31/2015:

# of active apprenticeships                   53,366

# new registrations/reinstatements       3,898

# of active women                                2,852

# of active veterans                              3,740

Adult Education:

December 2014 release of $100 million in H1-B federal funds to increase participation in existing apprenticeship programs which supports the development of new, non-traditional apprenticeship opportunities.  It sets an aggressive agenda for community colleges to participate.

15 California community colleges across the state have joined the RACC. The RACC membership supports economic prosperity by providing increased opportunity for journeymen in our state.

Department Of Labor (DOL):

  • 25 grants with funding from $2.5 to $5 million each will be awarded using money collected from employers under H-1B nonimmigrant visa program. This initiative will support public-private partnerships that align with post-secondary education for creating pathways to long-term careers.
  • SB 854: Contractor can not register to bid PW jobs if fines are owed.

Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS):

New 2015 Self Assessment Form.  Form is pared down from 9 to 3.5 pages.

Standards, Rules, Regulations & Operating Procedures:

  • Rule making for AB 1870 – Training Fund: trying to delete wording in Article 10. Section 230.2 regarding payment of apprenticeship training contributions to the council. This item is going back to the committee to discuss at next CAC mtg.
  • DAS 140: Discuss dropping box 3 off form. Adds penalties for contractors who input incorrect or false information to avoid hiring an apprentice.

Submitted by Theresa Perez, Training Coordinator

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