Report 2016-110 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2016-110: Trade Apprenticeship Programs: The State Needs to Better Oversee Apprenticeship Programs, Such as the Air Conditioning Trade Association's Sheet Metal Program (Release Date: November 2016)

Recommendation #8 To: Industrial Relations, Department of

To ensure that LEAs develop sound contract agreements with apprenticeship programs, the Chancellor's Office and the apprenticeship division should develop a model agreement to outline the types of information, roles, and responsibilities for both parties as the Education Code requires and make this model agreement available to K-12 LEAs by April 2017. In addition, this model agreement should specify that K-12 LEAs will verify that the apprentices have attended the instructional courses by collecting supporting documentation such as sign-in sheets or rosters.

6-Month Agency Response

The Division worked in conjunction with the Chancellor's Office to develop a model agreement consistent with this recommendation. The model agreement has already been distributed to K-12 LEAs and the broader apprenticeship community.

  • Completion Date: May 2017
  • Response Date: May 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

Negotiations to develop a model agreement consistent with this recommendation are ongoing with the Chancellor's Office. The Division expects that a model agreement will be developed in conjunction with the Chancellor's Office by April 2017.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 4/30/2017
  • Response Date: January 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

Based on our discussions with Industrial Relations, a model agreement has yet to be drafted, which was the same status that we found during the audit.


All Recommendations in 2016-110

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.