Paper Approved in 2019 WORK BASED LEARNING IN CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Whereas, apprenticeship programs are regulated by federal labor laws and are primarily funded by labor unions and/or industry;
Whereas, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Cooperative Work Experience (CWE), and internship programs are regulated by California Education Code and primarily funded by public funds; and
Whereas, CTE, CWE, internship programs, and apprenticeship programs are often conflated, and no current clear guidelines exist for the use of best practices for setting up these various programs;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a paper that clearly explains and differentiates Career and Technical Education, Cooperative Work Experience, internship, and apprenticeship programs, including their regulations, funding models, and overall guiding principles, and bring the paper to the Spring 2019 Plenary Session for approval.