(a) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards of the Department of Industrial Relations, in consultation with the Superintendent, shall jointly develop a model format for agreements between apprenticeship programs and local educational agencies for instruction pursuant to Section 3074 of the Labor Code.
(b) By March 14, 2014, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards of the Department of Industrial Relations, with equal participation by local educational agencies and community college apprenticeship administrators, shall develop common administrative practices and treatment of costs and services, as well as other policies related to apprenticeship programs. Any policies developed pursuant to this subdivision shall become operative upon approval by the California Apprenticeship Council.
(c) Apprenticeship programs offered through local educational agencies may maintain their existing curriculum and instructors separate from the requirements of the California Community Colleges. The person providing instruction may be a qualified journeyperson with experience and knowledge of the trade.
(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 71, Sec. 29.)