Custodial to Office Administration Apprenticeship Program

The application period for this program is currently closed. Please stay tuned for upcoming opportunities! If you have further questions, please email

Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship Details

We are excited to announce the first application period for the Custodial to Office Administration Apprenticeship Program!  This program is a partnership between SEIU Local 1000 and the Department of General Services (DGS) and is the product of efforts that began in 2018. This apprenticeship provides Custodians working at DGS with guided opportunities to pursue new careers while retaining their current positions. Through this program, Custodians are provided with the opportunity to obtain the skills required to succeed in administrative occupations. The program curriculum will cover topics such as English, Math, and Communications, in addition to others depending on the target occupation.

If selected, apprentices enter a Training and Development (T&D) assignment for a period of up to two years in one of the following classifications: Office Technician (General), Personnel Specialist, or Staff Services Analyst.  During this time, they receive on-the-job training within DGS and a program curriculum delivered online by Bakersfield College.  At the conclusion of the program, apprentices will meet the minimum qualifications to apply to that same classification with the State of California.

Information Sessions:

We will be hosting virtual information sessions for interested DGS Custodians as indicated below: 

MS Teams Session – Monday, May 22, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

  • Click here to join the meeting.   Meeting ID: 234 453 816 257  /  Passcode: Qtydb9
    Or call in (audio only) +1 916-245-8850  Phone Conference ID: 723 046 231#

Zoom Session – Thursday, May 25, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Click here to access the information session slide deck.

How to apply:

In order to apply, you must complete and submit your application to the Custodian to Office Administration Apprenticeship Program Application no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 5, 2023. In order to apply, you must do the following:

1.  Apply to Bakersfield College for the Fall 2023 semester.
    Bakersfield College Application.

2. Complete the Online Apprenticeship Application
    Online Apprenticeship Application.
     If you have problems accessing this portal, please email

Interviews will be held this summer, and classes are scheduled to being in August 2023.  We look forward to receiving your application!  If you have any issues, please email