We have compiled this list to provide a few helpful resources available to California Veterans making their way from active duty to California’s workforce. This is in no way a complete list of services and assistance available to veterans, but it’s a great start.
California Apprenticeship Council (CAC) – State governing body for Apprenticeship in California.
Division of Apprenticeship Standards – State Agency overseeing the approval and ongoing monitoring of state approved Apprenticeship programs.
California Employment Training Panel – Provides funding for employers and Apprenticeship programs to train incumbent and new workers.
California Workforce Investment Board – CWIB – Oversees and supports local Workforce Investment Boards and provides policy guidance in workforce issues.
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GoBiz) – Created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts.
California Apprenticeship Initiative – funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, this initiative supports expanding apprenticeships into new and emerging industries.
California Apprenticeship Initiative Newsletters
Common Policies and Procedures recommendations document for CAC and Legislature– per Budget Act 2013-14.
Best Practices for Pre-Apprenticeship Programs – from Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS).
Map of Apprenticeship Training Centers – Google Map identifying Apprenticeship Training centers and contact information for each.https://www.calvet.ca.gov/jobs California Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of California also has some special employment-related benefits for veterans, including veterans preference points and applications.
https://www.helmetstohardhats.org/ Helmets to Hardhats helps military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry. Helmets to Hardhats maintains a database of over 100k former military career seekers to help employers and veterans connect to find the right placement. The first step is applying for a H2H employer account. Once registered, you can list your career opportunities so that registered veterans can find you. This information is only available to registered Helmets to Hardhats career seekers.
https://hireourheroes.org/best-jobs-veterans-guide-careers-military-vets/ Many veterans simply don’t know what type of career to pursue. Without the structure of military life, it’s easy to feel lost when confronted with the larger, different world of civilian occupations and expectations. However, allowing yourself the freedom to get acquainted with several possibilities is a good way to start transitioning into your new life. Start here…
http://www.womeninmining.org/ Women in Mining – educational resources, annual conference upcoming in CA (Palm Springs)
https://cwdb.ca.gov/ SlingShot is a statewide California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) initiative created to solve regional employment challenges in California through partnerships between government, employers, schools and other groups. The InTech Manufacturer’s program and Chafee College is a part of that effort.
https://www.metro.net/about/win-la Workforce Initiative Now-Los Angeles (WIN-LA) is Metro’s new workforce development program created to focus on careers in transportation and career pathways in construction, non-construction opportunities in operations/maintenance, administration and professional services within Metro and throughout the transportation industry.
Credentialing Your Military Service https://www.militaryonesource.mil/military-life-cycle/separation-transition/employment-education/credentialing-your-military-experiencehttps://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/skills-translator
Your Next Move – When you visit www.mynextmove.org/vets you can type in the job you’d like to have.
Dream Jobs In Construction and Materials – Find the job types available in the Construction and Materials companies in California
Updated May 2019