Grow Apprenticeship California
Supporting the expansion of apprenticeships and providing equitable access statewide.
Grow Apprenticeship California works to support California's apprenticeship system through the creation of a community of practice and technical assistance that encourages and helps support the creation of Apprenticeship opportunities in California.
An initiative of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, 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, with the goal of connecting all Californians to good jobs with family-sustaining wages and advancement opportunities.
The California Apprenticeship Initiative is a grant opportunity offered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to support the creation of new apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship training programs. The Foundation provides technical assistance to over 100 projects and 20 sectors through coaching, in order to increase student and employer engagement and foster a shared community of practice for college supervisors of apprenticeship programs.
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 created 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.