Proposition 39 Pre-Apprenticeship Support, Training and Placement Grants

California is a recognized leader in the development and implementation of environmental and energy efficiency policies and climate change management practices.  The State and its workforce community are focusing on the industries that make up California’s green/clean economy that hold opportunity to improve both the economic health of the State and the physical well being of its citizens.

The State Board estimates that approximately two-thirds of the jobs created by Proposition 39 Clean Energy Job Creation funded projects in California will be in traditional construction trades occupations and will have “green skill” elements that are critical to improving energy efficiency, in school facilities across the state.


Aligning State Board Goals

The Proposition 39 projects further advance the goals of California’s Strategic Workforce Development Plan 2013-2017 – “Shared Strategy for a Shared Prosperity” and build on workforce system infrastructure and capacity through:
Collaboration – among regional partners in the development and delivery of “earn and learn” and pre-apprenticeship models in the energy efficiency/construction sector.
Innovation – that creates new or adapts existing approaches or accelerates application of promising practices in workforce development and skill attainment.
System change – that utilizes these sub-grants to incentivize adoption of proven strategies and innovations that are sustained beyond the grant period.


Grant Awards were made to following:


Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

  • California Labor Federation – WED Program
  • Emerald Cities Collaborative


  • Workforce Investment Board of Santa Cruz County
  • Marin County Building Trades

Training Implementation

  • Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College
  • Richmond Workforce Investment Board
  • Sacramento Employment and Training Agency
  • San Francisco Conservation Corps
  • work2future (Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Network)


Green Trades

Architectural Sheet Metal Workers
Brick and Tile
Cement Masons
Communications and Systems Installers
Construction Craft Laborers
Construction Electricians
Construction Wireman
Energy Efficient Weatherization
Finish Crafts (Drywall, Floorcovering, Painter, Glazier)
HVAC Service Technicians
Iron Workers
Operating Engineers
Painters, Plasterers & Cement Masons
Plumbers & Pipefitters
Rail Workers
Sheet Metal Workers
Sprinkler Fitter
Solar Installers
Solar Photovoltaic
Transportation Systems Journeyman
Waste Management
Other Energy Efficiency and Construction Trades
Other Specialty Crafts

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