California Apprenticeship Council (CAC)
The CAC was established by the Shelley-Maloney Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939. The council holds an open quarterly meeting to conduct the business of apprenticeship in California and fulfill its statutory responsibilities: providing policy advice on apprenticeship matters for the building and construction trades and for firefighter occupations to the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, issuing rules and regulations on specific apprenticeship subjects to be published in the California Code of Regulations, and conducting appeals hearings.
As the administrator of apprenticeship, DIR's Director investigates and issues determinations regarding apprentice disputes. The CAC hears appeals of these determinations.
Of the council's 18 members, 14 are appointed by the governor for four-year terms: six represent management, six represent labor, and two represent the public. The remaining four are ex officio members representing the chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the superintendent of public instruction, Chairperson of the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee and DIR's Director. The chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards serves as secretary to the CAC, and DAS provides staff services.
- Commissioners of the California Apprenticeship Council
- Subcommittees and assigned Commissioners
- CAC Publications
- Best Practices for Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
- Defining a Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Email CAC comments and forum suggestions to: CACSuggest@dir.ca.gov