7350 Department of Industrial Relations
60 - DIVISION OF APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS
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 of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) 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 Division also enforces apprenticeship related requirements relative to public works projects.
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.
DAS manages the Electrician Certification Program that tests for the minimum standards for competency and training for electricians in California.