EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
STATE OF CALIFORNIA

{Seal of the Governor of California}

PROCLAMATION
by the
Governor of the State of California




WHEREAS, this year marks the 60th anniversary of the enactment of the Shelley-Maloney Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939; and

WHEREAS, this landmark legislation created California's apprenticeship program which offers high school students the opportunity to receive paid, on-the-job training while pursuing their education; and

WHEREAS, nearly 60,000 Californians are currently involved in apprenticeship programs, acquiring job skills in industries such as manufacturing, health care, entertainment, culinary arts and building; and

WHEREAS, graduates of apprenticeship programs make significant contributions to the economy of the Golden State; and

WHEREAS, the California apprenticeship system is a unique partnership between industry, education and government which enhances the career opportunities for thousands of Californians;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GRAY DAVIS, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim October 1999 as "Apprenticeship Month."

{GREAT SEAL
OF THE STATE
OF CALIFORNIA}
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the
State of California to be affixed this 24th Day of
September 1999.

{Signature of Gray Davis}

Governor of California

ATTEST:

{Signature of Bill Jones}

Secretary of State