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Division of Apprenticeship Standards

The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) creates opportunities for Californians to gain employable lifetime skills and provides employers with a highly skilled and experienced workforce while strengthening California's economy.

All Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

All DIR offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Visit the State Holidays page for more information.

National Apprenticeship Week, November 1 - 7, 2015

The State of California celebrates November 1 - 7 as the first National Apprenticeship Week. This is an opportunity to learn about the real world advantages of apprenticeship. Join a celebration in your region and discover ways to "earn while you learn."

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California Apprenticeship Council

California Apprenticeship Council

The California Apprenticeship Council council holds open quarterly meetings to support apprenticeships in California. The council provides policy advice on apprenticeship matters to the Director of Industrial Relations, issues rules and regulations, and conducts appeals hearings.

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Public Works

Public Works Projects

Public Works refers to construction projects that are paid for with public funds, or in some cases using both public and private funds.

One of the legal requirements for a Public Works project is the employment of apprentices. The Division of Apprenticeship Standards provides assistance to contractors in employing apprentices on Public Works sites.

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