With a mind toward fulfilling our purpose statement and giving all members the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits of social, economic and environmental justice our union has worked to create new and innovative apprentice program opportunities.

Looking Ahead

Apprenticeships couple on-the-job training with related study and instruction in order to increase workers’ skills and allow them to be more competitive in the job market. At the same time, workers continue to receive income, avoiding financial barriers that otherwise would prevent them from attaining education and new skills.

Traditionally, the term “apprenticeship” applies to trade jobs, like carpenter or sheet metal worker. Local 1000 has already created ground-breaking apprenticeships in non-traditional areas like health care, financial services, and information technology, and is working to expand into other areas.

Our Union is in the formative stages of new pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, and upward mobility opportunities that will provide new career pathways for our members.

Apprenticeship Programs

Civil Service Career Exploration Program

We are very excited to announce the first application period for the Civil Service Career Exploration Program Pilot!  

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Office Admin Apprenticeship

We are excited to announce the first application period for the Custodial to Office Administration Apprenticeship Program! 

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LVN-to-RN Apprenticeship Program

With the support of grant funding secured by Local 1000’s research department along with supplemental funding from SEIU HCAP, Local 1000 has registered over 75 apprentices in these apprenticeships. 

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Financial Services (FS) Apprenticeship Program

This program is a collaborative effort between Local 1000, American River College, and Government Operations Agency, and several state departments.

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Information Technology (IT) Apprenticeship Program

Another first—this time the first public sector IT apprenticeship program with a networking focus, also launched in 2017. 

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