The Facts About Apprenticeship Programs in California

According to statistics provided by the California Department of Industrial Relations for 2001, the vast majority of state-approved apprenticeship training is provided in Joint Management-Labor Apprenticeship Programs.

  • 91% of all construction apprentices (57,000), are enrolled in joint management-labor programs.
     
  • 95% of all women are in joint labor-management programs. (3,739 vs. 193).
  • 90% of all Hispanics are in joint programs.. (21,598 vs. 2,257).

ABC programs only have 39% minorities in their programs, and they only graduate 3% of all of their students. The ABC Golden Gate chapter failed to graduate a single apprentice after ten years of operation.

Joint programs have 55% minorities and they graduate nearly 85% on average.

In California, there are over 250 union-sponsored apprenticeship programs for every type of building and construction trade. These programs are training students who live and work in the California. These programs invest nearly $9,000 a year per student on average. Unions spend $200 million a year for apprenticeship programs in California.

 

 

Joint Female

Joint Male

Joint Total

Non-union Female

Non-union Male

Non-Union Total

Total Ethnic

Am Indian

82

821

903

6

56

62

955

Asian/Pacific

90

1,689

1,779

6

199

205

1,984

Black

917

5,277

6,194

28

299

327

6,521

Caucasian

1,795

24,155

25,950

117

2,467

2,584

28,534

Filipino

52

759

811

2

79

81

892

Hispanic

803

20,795

21,598

34

2,223

2,257

23,855

Total

3,739

53,496

57,235

193

5,323

5,516

62,751

 

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