7350 Department of Industrial Relations
Program Descriptions


The objectives of this program are to promote, develop, and expand on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs and to provide consultation services to program sponsors. The Division's goal is to match the needs of workers with those of employers, and to strengthen the apprenticeship alliance among industry, labor, education and government for recruiting workers and teaching the skills they and their employers need.

The Division administers the apprenticeship system in California. This includes initial program approval and subsequent oversight activity such as annual reviews and audits as required by the Labor Code to ensure that apprenticeship programs and employers are in compliance with approved standards and labor laws.

The California Apprenticeship Council issues regulations to carry out the intent of the state apprenticeship law and sets the general policy under which this program operates.