An apprenticeship-training program with Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) Advanced Transportation Training Institute, funded by DIAG USA and by the Federal Transit Authority’s Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Grant. After the implementation of the first training program of mechatronic service technicians, DIAG USA extended training programs for the IT sector.
With United States Department of Labor funded program MCS - Open Tech, an initiative that fuels technology firms with qualified employees. We coordinate between employers, the State of California College Chancellor’s Office, community colleges and other education resources to promote strong candidates into professional apprenticeships. We serve high technology companies in the region that lead the world in job creation with new software and hardware possibilities.
With State of California funded program, Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Apprenticeships for California (AMTAC) Initiative that creates innovative and scalable registered apprenticeship programs to address current and future employer demands and prepares Californians for ‘middle level skills’ job requirements.
With the California Apprenticeship Council (CAC) that provides policy advise on apprenticeship matters and issues rules and regulations on specific apprenticeship subjects to be published in the California Code of Regulations. A modified form of the German Dual Education Model has been adopted. DIAG USA Foundation joined the new Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and its sub-committees to provide guidance based on the successful German Dual Education System. Matthew Martinez and Miriam Farnbauer are appointed members of the sub-committees advising on new and innovative information technology apprenticeships as well as pre-apprenticeship programs.
Closing the Skills Gap
In February 2018, California governor Gavin Newsom addressed the goal to establish 500,000 earn-and-learn apprenticeships by 2029. In an increasingly global world, apprenticeships provide the education and training necessary to prepare young people for the jobs of the future. Newsom called for the “California Promise”, a new way of thinking about education as a lifelong pursuit in order to close the massive skills gap. In addition, former California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 235 in September 2018, creating the Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. The committee is comprised of Labor Workforce Development Agency Secretary appointees who represent a variety of organizations and businesses including SAP, E.&J. Gallo, the United Food & Commercial Workers, Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers, and Jewish Vocational Services.