The California government has invested more than $231 million to “advance and expand apprenticeship” via the 2022-2023 state budget, according to the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).
Labor Secretary Natalie Palugyai said the apprenticeship is fundamental to addressing California’s workforce development needs. “With this new intentional funding and our roadmap for expansion, the State is creating equitable onramps to careers and opportunities for upward mobility for Californians,” Palugyai said in a media release.
Five-Point Action Plan
Following the investment, the DIR, Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and the Labor & Workforce Development Agency have released an “Advancing Apprenticeship in California: A Five-Point Action Plan” with the aim to increase the state’s number of apprentices to half a million by 2029.
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