SB 825 Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Senators Nancy Skinner (District 9) and James Beall (District 15) have sponsored a bill (SB825), proposed to them by the California Building Trades Council, directing the CDCR to establish a pre-apprenticeship program.
However, a little research revealed that CDCR reached out to the Trades Council, asking them to propose this to the Senators.
We have reached out to Senator Beall’s staff to begin safeguarding our vocational instructors and programs and are working on scheduling in-person meetings. A pre-apprenticeship program is not a bad idea in itself; it’s just a bad idea if it leads to the elimination of Unit 3 positions.
We will update all of you as information becomes available.