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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 2288 (Burke) - Apprenticeship programs:  building and  
          construction trades
          
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          |Version: February 18, 2016      |Policy Vote: L. & I.R. 3 - 1    |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: Yes                    |
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          |Hearing Date: August 1, 2016    |Consultant: Robert Ingenito     |
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          This bill does not meet the criteria for referral to the  
          Suspense File.


          


          Bill  
          Summary: AB 2288 would (1) require that state programs and  
          services funded by federal workforce development money include  
          outreach and retention plans to increase the percentage of women  
          in the building and construction trades, and (2) require that  
          the State ensure that pre-apprenticeship training in the  
          building and construction trades follows a specific curriculum  
          developed by the Department of Education.


          Fiscal  
          Impact: 
                 The California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB)  
               indicates that its costs to implement the bill would be up  
               to $117,000 annually, depending upon the extent to which it  
               would be required to review plans for compliance. It is  







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               likely that the California Workforce Development Board  
               (CWDB) and local workforce investment boards (WIBs) would  
               both condition funding and stipulate the requirements that  
               would need to be met when applicants seek resources  
               directed to apprenticeable occupations. 

                 The bill would create a reimburseable local mandate,  
               resulting from its imposing a new duty on local WIBs. The  
               magnitude of the mandate is unknown, but likely minor.  



          Background: The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS), within the  
          Department of Industrial Relations, (1) administers the state's  
          apprenticeship laws, and (2) enforces apprenticeship standards  
          for wages, hours, working conditions and the specific skills  
          required for state certification as a journey person in an  
          apprenticeable occupation. In general, apprenticeship programs  
          provide instruction that combines a formal course of in-class  
          instruction with practical "on-the-job" training. 
          Pre-apprenticeship services and programs are designed to prepare  
          individuals to enter and succeed in registered apprenticeship  
          programs. These programs have a documented partnership with at  
          least one registered apprenticeship program sponsor and  
          together, they expand the participant's career pathway  
          opportunities with industry-based training coupled with  
          classroom instruction.




          Proposed Law:  
          This bill would enact provisions related to pre-apprenticeship  
          programs in the building and construction trades. Specifically,  
          this bill would: 
                 Require CWDB and each local WIB, to ensure, to the  
               maximum extent feasible, that programs and services funded  
               by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of  
               2014 (WIOA) and directed to apprenticeable occupations in  
               the building and construction trades, including  
               pre-apprenticeship training, include plans for outreach and  
               retention to increase the percentage of women in the  
               building and construction trades.









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                 Require CWDB and each local WIB to ensure, to the  
               maximum extent feasible, that preapprenticeship training in  
               the building and construction trades follows the  
               Multi-Craft Core Curriculum developed by the California  
               Department of Education (CDE).







          Related  
          Legislation: AB 554 (Atkins), Chapter 449, Statutes of 2011,  
          requires state and local WIBs to ensure that programs and  
          services funded by WIA were conducted in coordination with  
          apprenticeship programs, and encourages collaboration between  
          community colleges and apprenticeship programs.


          Staff  
          Comments: The 2014 DAS annual report indicated that California  
          lead the nation with 53,366 apprentices registered in over 540  
          recognized programs. Minorities accounted for 57 percent of all  
          apprentices. However, active women apprentices accounted for  
          about five percent of the total.


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