The Facts About Apprenticeship Programs in California

December 2017 - According to statistics provided by the California Department of Industrial Relations for 2017, the vast majority of state-approved apprenticeship training is provided by Union/Joint Labor-Management Apprenticeship programs.

The Facts About Apprenticeship Programs in California

According to statistics provided by the California Department of Industrial Relations for 2017, the vast majority of state-approved apprenticeship training is provided by Union/Joint Labor-Management Apprenticeship programs.

*  92 percent of all construction apprentices (49,443 out of 53,666) are enrolled in union programs.

*  95 percent of apprenticeship graduates are produced by union programs (4,729 out of 5,010 in 2015).

*  68 percent of participants in union programs are people of color (33,532 out of 49,443).

*  96 percent of all women in state-approved approved apprenticeship training are in union programs (1,225 out of 1,275). 

In California, there are 230 union-sponsored apprenticeship programs for every type of building and construction trade. These programs are training apprentices who live and work in California. Unions spend more than $100 million a year for apprenticeship programs in California.

 

Joint

Female

Joint

Male

Joint

Total

Nonunion Female

Nonunion Male

Nonunion Total

Total

Ethnic

Native American

30

387

417

1

37

38

455

Asian/Pacific 

46

1,391

1,437

1

147

148

1,585

Black

256

3,449

3,705 

11

 270

281

3,986

Caucasian

415

15,496

15,911

14

1,457

1,471

17,382

Filipino

19

443

462

2

63

65

527

Latino

459

27,029

27,488

21

 2,199

2,220

29,708

Unknown

0

23

23

  0

0

0

 23

Total 

1,225

48,218

49,443

50

4,173

4,223

53,666

 

For more information about the State of California's apprenticeship system, please visit: www.dir.ca.gov/das/