Grow Apprenticeship California

Expanding apprenticeship opportunities and ensuring equitable access statewide.

Grow Apprenticeship California promotes California's apprenticeship system through the creation of a community of practice and technical assistance that encourages and supports the creation of Apprenticeship opportunities in California.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges initiative, Grow Apprenticeship California, helps to expand and scale Apprenticeship in new and innovative sectors and pre-Apprenticeship programs linked to traditional and new and innovative programs, connecting  all Californians to good jobs with family-sustaining wages and advancement opportunities.

Projects

  • CALIFORNIA APPRENTICESHIP INITIATIVE
    The California Apprenticeship Initiative is a grant opportunity offered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to support the establishment of new apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship training programs. The Foundation provides technical assistance to over 100 projects and 20 sectors through coaching,  to increase student and employer engagement and foster a shared community of practice for college supervisors of apprenticeship programs.
  • APPRENTICESHIP EXPANSION PROJECT
    In 2019, The Irvine Foundation Better Careers Initiative awarded funding to the Foundation for California Community Colleges to support apprenticeship readiness and expansion throughout California community colleges. Through this funding, we have established the Apprenticeship Expansion Project, which seeks to expand the knowledge and network of practitioners interested in learning, creating, and expanding New and Innovative Apprenticeships in the state with the goal of connecting low-income Californians to good jobs with family-sustaining wages and advancement opportunities.

Contact Us

Joshua Modlin
Project Director for CAI Apprenticeship Support Network
Workforce Development

E: apprenticeshipsupportnetwork@foundationccc.org

Michelle Vaughn-Lopez
Manager, Education to Work Partnerships
Workforce Development

E: apprenticeshipsupportnetwork@foundationccc.org

Nicole Misley
Coordinator, Education to Work Partnerships
Workforce Development

E: apprenticeshipsupportnetwork@foundationccc.org

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Community Colleges

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving nearly 2 million students.

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