Skilled and Trained Workforce Apprenticeship Program

Why would I need to participate in the Operating Engineers Skilled and Trained Workforce Apprenticeship Program?

Existing law authorizes a public entity to require a bidder, contractor, or other entity to use a Skilled and Trained Workforce to complete a contract or project and requires that the commitment to use a Skilled and Trained Workforce be made in an enforceable agreement that meets specified requirements.

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Existing law defines a “Skilled and Trained Workforce” to mean a workforce that meets certain conditions, including specified Apprenticeship graduation requirements.

Existing law requires at least 30% of the Skilled Journeypersons employed to perform work on these contracts or projects, on or after January 1, 2017, to be graduates of an Apprenticeship Program.

 

The Skilled and Trained Workforce Apprenticeship Program provides an opportunity in assisting qualifying Journeyperson members of IUOE Local 12 to become compliant with the current labor laws and standards of Skilled and Trained Workforce requirements on various projects.

How can I participate in the Operating Engineers Skilled and Trained Workforce Apprenticeship Program?

Participation in the Operating Engineers Skilled and Trained Workforce Apprenticeship Program involves tasks that are outlined in this informational website.  Please review the qualification requirements on the previous page, including additional information found on this page.

Once indentured, a Skilled and Trained Workforce Apprentice will participate for a minimum of six (6) months and one (1) day in the Apprenticeship Program. During this time, the Apprentice will be guided by the assigned Apprentice Coordinator who will work with the Apprentice to ensure proper training is taking place and that the Apprentice is attending required classes and following all rules of the program.

In addition, the Apprentice is required to participate in a Related and Supplemental Instruction (RSI) course of at least 72 hours and complete an Apprentice Performance Evaluation (APE) for verification of skills, selected by the participant as required for completion of the Apprenticeship Program

After successfully completing all program requirements including the required time in the program, the participant will graduate, be released from the indenture agreement, be registered as an Apprentice graduate with the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS).  The completed Apprentice will now meet the labor requirements of a Skilled and Trained Workforce Journeyperson.

Conditions of the Program