California Politics and Industry News

Labor and Workforce Development Agency Announces Record Number of Apprentices

On Tuesday May 15, 2018, the State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency sent out the following press release: California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary David M. Lanier today announced that there are nearly 82,000 active apprentices in California – the highest number in the 79-year history of formal apprenticeship job training in the state.

Last Chance to Comment on the Title 24 HVAC Code Changes Before Formal Rulemaking Begins

Last week the California Energy Commission (CEC) held a multi-day workshop to develop revisions to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24. This pre-rulemaking workshop is part of a public process that precedes a formal regulatory adoption in early 2018 with an effective date of January 1, 2020.

California Assembly Education Committee Explores the Future of Career Technical Education

GetREAL, a coalition of business, labor and educators who believe California schools should provide a balanced education combining academic studies and industry-relevant career technical education (CTE), applauds the California Assembly for holding a Joint Informational hearing to discuss the future of high school CTE in Buena Park on Monday, October 2.