California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2288


Introduced by Assembly Member Burke

February 18, 2016


An act to amend Section 14230 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, relating to workforce development.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 2288, as introduced, Burke. Apprenticeship programs: building and construction trades.

Existing law provides that the California Workforce Development Board is responsible for assisting the Governor in the development, oversight, and continuous improvement of California’s workforce investment system. Existing law requires that the California Workforce Development Board and each local workforce development board ensure that programs and services funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and directed to apprenticeable occupations are conducted in coordination with apprenticeship programs approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, as specified. Existing law also requires the California Workforce Development Board and each local workforce development board to develop a policy of fostering collaboration between community colleges and approved apprenticeship programs in the geographic area.

This bill would require the California Workforce Development Board and each local board to ensure that preapprenticeship training in the building and construction trades follows the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum developed by the California Department of Education and that programs and services funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and directed to apprenticeable occupations in the building and construction trades include plans to increase the percentage of women in those trades. By imposing new requirements on the local workforce development boards, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 14230 of the Unemployment Insurance
2Code
is amended to read:

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14230.  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that:

4(1) California deliver comprehensive workforce services to
5jobseekers, students, and employers through a system of one-stop
6career centers.

7(2) Services and resources target high-wage industry sectors
8with career advancement opportunities.

9(3) Universal access to career services shall be available to adult
10residents regardless of income, education, employment barriers,
11or other eligibility requirements. Career services shall include, but
12not be limited to:

13(A) Outreach, intake, and orientation to services available
14through the one-stop delivery system.

15(B) Initial assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and
16supportive service needs.

17(C) Job search and placement assistance.

18(D) Career counseling, where appropriate.

19(E) Provision of labor market information.

20(F) Provision of program performance and cost information on
21eligible providers of training services and local area performance
22measures.

23(G) Provision of information on supportive services in the local
24area.

P3    1(H) Provision of information on the filing of claims for
2unemployment compensation benefits and unemployment
3 compensation disability benefits.

4(I) Assistance in establishing eligibility for welfare-to-work
5activities pursuant to Section 11325.8 of the Welfare and
6Institutions Code, and financial aid assistance.

7(J) Comprehensive and specialized assessments of skill levels
8and service needs, including learning disability screening.

9(K) Development of individual employment plans.

10(L) Counseling.

11(M) Career planning.

12(N) Short-term prevocational services to prepare an individual
13for training or employment.

14(4) State and federally funded workforce education, training,
15and employment programs shall be integrated in the one-stop
16delivery system to achieve universal access to the career services
17described in paragraph (3).

18(5) Training services shall be made available to individuals who
19have met the requirements for career services, have been unable
20to obtain or retain employment through career services, are in need
21of training services to obtain or retain employment that leads to
22economic self-sufficiency or wages comparable to, or higher than,
23wages from previous employment, have the skills and qualifications
24to successfully participate in the training, and have selected a
25program of services directly linked to occupations in demand in
26the local or regional area. Training services may include:

27(A) Occupational skill training including training for
28nontraditional employment.

29(B) On-the-job training.

30(C) Programs that combine workplace training with related
31instruction.

32(D) Training programs operated by the private sector.

33(E) Skill upgrading and retraining.

34(F) Entrepreneurial training.

35(G) Incumbent worker training, in accordance with Section
36134(d)(4) of thebegin insert federalend insert Workforce Innovation and Opportunity
37Act.

38(H) Transitional jobs, in accordance with Section 134(d)(5) of
39thebegin insert federalend insert Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

P4    1(I) Job readiness training, provided in combination with any
2service under subparagraphs (A) to (H), inclusive.

3(J) Adult education and literacy activities, including vocational
4English as a second language, provided in combination with
5subparagraphs (A) through (G), inclusive.

6(K) Customized training conducted by an employer or a group
7of employers or a labor-management training partnership with a
8commitment to employ an individual upon completion of the
9training.

10(6) As prescribed in thebegin insert federalend insert Workforce Innovation and
11Opportunity Act, adult recipients of public assistance, other
12low-income adults, and individuals who are basic skills deficient
13shall be given priority for training services and career services
14described in Section 134(d)(2)(A)(xii) of thebegin insert federalend insert Workforce
15Innovation and Opportunity Act.

16(b) Each local workforce development board shall establish at
17least one full service one-stop career center in the local workforce
18development area. Each full service one-stop career center shall
19have all entities required to be partners in Section 3151 of Title
2029 of the United States Code as partners and shall provide
21jobseekers with integrated employment, education, training, and
22job search services. Additionally, employers will be provided with
23access to comprehensive career and labor market information, job
24placement, economic development information, performance and
25program information on service providers, and other such services
26 as the businesses in the community may require.

27(c) Local boards may also establish affiliated and specialized
28centers, as defined in thebegin insert federalend insert Workforce Innovation and
29Opportunity Act of 2014, which shall act as portals into the larger
30local one-stop system, but are not required to have all of the
31partners specified for full service one-stop centers.

32(d) Each local board shall develop a policy for identifying
33individuals who, because of their skills or experience, should be
34referred immediately to training services. To the extent permitted
35under thebegin insert federalend insert Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of
362014, this policy, along with the methods for referral of individuals
37between the one-stop operators and the one-stop partners for
38appropriate services and activities, shall be contained in the
39memorandum of understanding between the local board and the
40one-stop partners.

P5    1(e) The California Workforce Development Board and each
2local board shall ensure that programs and services funded by the
3begin insert federalend insert Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and
4directed to apprenticeable occupations, including preapprenticeship
5training, are conducted, to the maximum extent feasible, in
6coordination with one or more apprenticeship programs approved
7by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation
8and geographic area. The California Workforce Development
9Board and each local board shall also develop a policy of fostering
10collaboration between community colleges and approved
11apprenticeship programs in the geographic area to provide
12preapprenticeship training, apprenticeship training, and continuing
13education in apprenticeable occupations through the approved
14apprenticeship programs.begin insert The California Workforce Development
15Board and each local board also shall ensure, to the maximum
16extent feasible, that such preapprenticeship training in the building
17and construction trades follows the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum
18developed by the California Department of Education for its pilot
19project with California Partnership Academies. The California
20Workforce Development Board and each local board also shall
21ensure, to the maximum extent feasible, that programs and services
22funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
23of 2014 and directed to apprenticeable occupations in the building
24and construction trades, including preapprenticeship training,
25include plans for outreach and retention to increase the percentage
26of women in the building and construction trades.end insert

27(f) In light of California’s diverse population, each one-stop
28career center should have the capacity to provide the appropriate
29services to the full range of languages and cultures represented in
30the community served by the one-stop career center.

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SEC. 2.  

If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
32this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
33local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
34pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
354 of Title 2 of the Government Code.



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