For Schools

LAUNCH LA Apprenticeship Network

For Schools

The LAUNCH Apprenticeship Network brings together the region’s community colleges, high schools, and Workforce & Economic Development departments by creating a dynamic apprenticeship system for residents and businesses in the Inland Empire. By forming a networked partnership among the educational institutions of our region, we provide a streamlined approach to developing and launching new apprenticeship programs and increasing pathways to higher paying careers and economic growth.

Why Launch?

LAUNCH provides schools with a structured cost-effective approach to starting apprenticeship pathways for their students and community. Joining LAUNCH unites your school to a network of industry partners, workforce and economic development initiatives, educational leadership and community organizations. Partners within LAUNCH work collaboratively on the same mission: Solving Los Angeles County’s skills-gap.

To help your school get started, the LAUNCH team will identify available apprenticeship tracks that you can align with and begin offering immediately, or we can work with your school to develop new apprenticeship program pathways. Either way, the LAUNCH Apprenticeship Network supports you with the tools and resources to coordinate apprenticeships. This includes providing work-based learning tracking systems, interfacing with the Workforce Development Boards, internal staff training, and working collaboratively to support your industry partners.

By embedding apprenticeship into our regional educational system, LAUNCH provides a systematic framework for directly linking educational pathways with career success both in K-12 and higher education. By joining LAUNCH, your school can provide your students with more options and more opportunity.

Resources

Program & Occupation Look Up

Budget and Ed Code

2022-23 RSI Allocation Memo from CCCCCO Increase in RSI Reimbursement rate to $8.82/hour

For those looking for the real legislative Budget Act language:
This link will take you to the budget act. Sec 194 Item 6870-101-0001 Schedule (2) and Schedule (3) include RSI. If you search for “reimbursement rate” on the web page, it will take you straight to the RSI rate. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB178

College Toolkit

Apprenticeships are the gold standard of Workforce Development as they create a true earn and learn onramp to a career. And Apprenticeship programs developed in collaboration with Community Colleges such that the apprentice is not only earning a full living wage, but also getting college credit both for the classes they take and the on the job learning, are the gold standard of Apprenticeship.

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