Whereas the California State government has enacted Labor Code 3099 requiring the Department of Labor, Division of Apprenticeship Standards to
Establish and validate minimum standards for the licensing of electricians in California, and
Establish an advisory committee and panels as necessary, and
Whereas the current proposals before the advisory committee and standards panel intend to limit access to training and certification to indentured apprentices only, which will result in hardship to persons wishing to enter the electrical field, and
Whereas there are in fact several methods of training electricians, including but not limited to apprenticeship, public education in the community colleges, and regional education centers, private education, on-the-job training, and combinations of these,
Resolved that the Academic Senate reaffirm that the California Community College System must continue to be an important resource in the training and certification of electricians, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend to appropriate state agencies that no agency of the State of California make any law, rule, regulation, or standard that would prevent any person from taking an examination required for any journeyman electrician's license in the state, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate transmit this resolution to the Governor, the California State Assembly, the California State Senate, the State of California Department of Labor, the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, and their advisors and panels.
A letter transmitting the resolution was sent to the Governor, Assembly and Senate, Department of Labor, and Division of Apprenticeship Standards.