AB 2288, as amended, 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.
bill would require the California Workforce Development Board and each local board to ensure that preapprenticeship training in the building and construction trades
begin delete followsend delete the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum begin delete developedend delete by the begin delete Californiaend delete Department of Education and begin delete 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 toend delete increase the begin delete percentageend delete of women in those begin delete trades.end delete 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.end delete
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.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 14230 of the Unemployment Insurance
2Code is amended to read:
(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
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:
P3 1(A) Outreach, intake, and orientation to services available
2through the one-stop delivery system.
3(B) Initial assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and
4supportive service needs.
5(C) Job search and placement assistance.
6(D) Career counseling, where appropriate.
7(E) Provision of labor market information.
8(F) Provision of program performance and cost information on
9eligible providers of training services and local area performance
11(G) Provision of information on supportive services in the local
13(H) Provision of information on the filing of claims for
14unemployment compensation benefits and unemployment
15 compensation disability benefits.
16(I) Assistance in establishing eligibility for welfare-to-work
17activities pursuant to Section 11325.8 of the Welfare and
18Institutions Code, and financial aid assistance.
19(J) Comprehensive and specialized assessments of skill levels
20and service needs, including learning disability screening.
21(K) Development of individual employment plans.
23(M) Career planning.
24(N) Short-term prevocational services to prepare an individual
25for training or employment.
26(4) State and federally funded workforce education, training,
27and employment programs shall be integrated in the one-stop
28delivery system to achieve universal access to the career services
29described in paragraph (3).
30(5) Training services shall be made available to individuals who
31have met the requirements for career services, have been unable
32to obtain or retain employment through career services, are in need
33of training services to obtain or retain employment that leads to
34economic self-sufficiency or wages comparable to, or higher than,
35wages from previous employment, have the skills and qualifications
36to successfully participate in the training, and have selected a
37program of services directly linked to occupations in demand in
38the local or regional area. Training services may include:
39(A) Occupational skill training including training for
P4 1(B) On-the-job training.
2(C) Programs that combine workplace training with related
4(D) Training programs operated by the private sector.
5(E) Skill upgrading and retraining.
6(F) Entrepreneurial training.
7(G) Incumbent worker training, in accordance with Section
8134(d)(4) of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity
10(H) Transitional jobs, in accordance with Section 134(d)(5) of
11the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
12(I) Job readiness training, provided in combination with any
13service under subparagraphs (A) to (H), inclusive.
14(J) Adult education and literacy activities, including vocational
15English as a second language, provided in combination with
16subparagraphs (A) through (G), inclusive.
17(K) Customized training conducted by an employer or a group
18of employers or a labor-management training partnership with a
19commitment to employ an individual upon completion of the
21(6) As prescribed in the federal Workforce Innovation and
22Opportunity Act, adult recipients of public assistance, other
23low-income adults, and individuals who are basic skills deficient
24shall be given priority for training services and career services
25described in Section 134(d)(2)(A)(xii) of the federal Workforce
26Innovation and Opportunity Act.
27(b) Each local workforce development board shall establish at
28least one full service one-stop career center in the local workforce
29development area. Each full service one-stop career center shall
30have all entities required to be partners in Section 3151 of Title
3129 of the United States Code as partners and shall provide
32jobseekers with integrated employment, education, training, and
33job search services. Additionally, employers will be provided with
34access to comprehensive career and labor market information, job
35placement, economic development information, performance and
36program information on service providers, and other such services
37 as the businesses in the community may require.
38(c) Local boards may also establish affiliated and specialized
39centers, as defined in the federal Workforce Innovation and
40Opportunity Act of 2014, which shall act as portals into the larger
P5 1local one-stop system, but are not required to have all of the
2partners specified for full service one-stop centers.
3(d) Each local board shall develop a policy for identifying
4individuals who, because of their skills or experience, should be
5referred immediately to training services. To the extent permitted
6under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of
72014, this policy, along with the methods for referral of individuals
8between the one-stop operators and the one-stop partners for
9appropriate services and activities, shall be contained in the
10memorandum of understanding between the local board and the
12(e) The California Workforce Development Board and each
13local board shall ensure that programs and services funded by the
14federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and
15directed to apprenticeable occupations, including preapprenticeship
16training, are conducted, to the maximum extent feasible, in
17coordination with one or more apprenticeship programs approved
18by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation
19and geographic area. The California Workforce Development
20Board and each local board shall also develop a policy of fostering
21collaboration between community colleges and approved
22apprenticeship programs in the geographic area to provide
23preapprenticeship training, apprenticeship training, and continuing
24education in apprenticeable occupations through the approved
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26 California Workforce Development Board and each
27local board also shall ensure, to the maximum extent feasible, that
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30 preapprenticeship training in the building and construction trades
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the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum
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33 by the
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34its pilot project with California Partnership Academies.
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35California Workforce Development Board and each local board
36also shall ensure, to the maximum extent feasible, that programs
37and services funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and
38Opportunity Act of 2014 and directed to apprenticeable occupations
39in the building and construction trades, including preapprenticeship
P6 1training, include plans for outreach and retention to increase the
2 percentage of women in the building and construction trades.end delete
9(f) In light of California’s diverse population, each one-stop
10career center should have the capacity to provide the appropriate
11services to the full range of languages and cultures represented in
12the community served by the one-stop career center.
If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
14this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
15local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
16pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
174 of Title 2 of the Government Code.