(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D – Highland) is proud to announce his bill to expand outreach and access for local apprenticeship programs has passed the Senate. The bill has now cleared both legislative chambers.
“Although students are made aware of the potential benefits of apprenticeship programs, they are often unaware of what local programs are available and how to access them. This bill will help bring these programs directly to the students. By both expanding the skilled workforce and providing apprentices competitive wages, the “earn as you learn” model has proven effective in providing access and opportunity to the job market for all workers,” said Assemblymember Ramos.
AB 1558 will require a school or local educational agency to contact local apprenticeship programs before holding a college or career fair, ensuring that students are made aware of and have access to local apprenticeship programs. This will ensure that apprenticeship programs are given the same forums to present opportunities to students as are other college or career options.
AB 1558 will move on to the Assembly for routine concurrence before heading to the Governor’s desk to be considered for signing into law.
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Contact: Brendan Wiles (909) 476-5023
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Assemblymember James Ramos proudly represents the 40th Assembly district which includes Highland, Loma Linda, Mentone, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, and San Bernardino.
Assemblymember James Ramos secured $16 million in state funding for the 40th Assembly District in the 2019-2020 State Budget. Click here to read more.