Morgan Appointed to CAC

Governor Pete Wilson appointed Johnnie Morgan of Los Angeles as a new member of the California Apprenticeship Council (CAC).

Morgan is president of Choice Travel Services. He served as an education assistant for innercity school kids for the Los Angeles Unified School District from 1994 to 1995. From 1990 to 1994, Morgan was the director of Anthony's Drug Diversion Program.

He also is a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Black Education Commission and the Los Angeles County Commission for Public Social Services.

Morgan earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in public administration from Pepperdine University.

CAC appointments do not require Senate confirmation. Established by the Shelley-Maloney Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939, CAC meets quarterly to set apprenticeship policy in California, oversee administration of apprenticeship programs, and conduct appeals hearings of approvals or disapprovals of apprenticeship programs.

CAC has 17 members. Fourteen are appointed by the Governor, with six representing employers, six representing organized labor and two members of the general public. The DIR Director, who is also administrator of apprenticeship, serves as an ex-officio member, as do the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.

DIR's Division of Apprenticeship Standards provides staff services for CAC, administers California apprenticeship law and enforces the standards.