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Registered Apprenticeship Initiative

The Los Angeles City College Registered Apprenticeship Initiative was established to create a connection between students and employers, and collaboratively define and provide the crucial apprenticeship skills students need to sustainably step into the leading industries of tomorrow. The LACC Apprenticeship Initiative’s events and workshops are designed to enhance student/apprentice skill sets thereby bolstering marketability of apprentices and future employees.

In collaboration with the Division of Apprenticeships Standards (DAS), we consult with employers to develop a skilled workforce with viable career pathways to increase productivity and strengthen our economy. 

Students Served: 333

What are Registered Apprenticeships?

  • An earn-and-learn model that combines education with paid on-the-job training (OJT), approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS)

  • Classroom-based, related and supplemental instruction (RSI), minimum 144 hours

  • At least 2,000 hours (one year full-time) or 1,000 hours (two years part-time)

Current Registered Apprenticeships


Optician Tech

Summer 2023 - Cohort 2



Fall 2023

Optician Tech Registered Apprenticeship 22/23

On Wednesday, April 13, apprentices from LACC’s First Registered Apprenticeship Cohort in Optician Technician gained hands-on experience with Dr. Levon Akopyan at K-Mars Optical. 

They learned a complete line of digital single vision and multi-focal lens products starting from manufacturing to delivery. A successful collaboration between The EDWE Office and the Noncredit & Adult Education Program.  

LACC Apprenticeship Initiative’s benefits and services include:

Student Services

  • Soft skills workshops (communication, team building, conflict resolution, etc.)
  • Resume building assistance
  • One-on-one apprentice peer mentoring
  • Career exploration and advisement
  • Networking events
  • Supplies/uniforms
  • License and Certification covered by LACC

Employer Services

  • Customizable virtual workshops for employee technical and soft skills training
  • Membership in CTE advisory board
  • Quarterly round table meetings

About the LACC Registered Apprenticeship Initiative

The LACC Apprenticeship Initiative is open to all state registered employers and apprentices within Los Angeles County. Specifically, the Apprenticeship Initiative can assist:

  • Businesses interested in creating a registered apprenticeship
  • Businesses with a registered apprenticeship(s)
  • Registered apprentices
  • Mentors of registered apprentices

Employers and apprentices from any industry are welcome to participate in this program.

Registered Apprenticeship Partners

  • ABC SoCAl
  • CSSO (California State Society for Opticians)
  • NTMA
  • SCAN (Southern California Apprenticeship Network)
  • PIH - Good Samaritan, Los Angeles
  • NewGen Healthcare Group, Los Angeles


Registered Apprenticeship Initiative Workshops

  • These workshops are offered for 1 hour so it can fit into anyone’s day.
  • Upon completion, registered apprentices and mentors of registered apprentices will receive a certificate of attendance for that session.
  • Current Workshop Offerings
    • Financial Literacy
    • Workplace Communication
    • Successful Online Leadership
    • Apprenticeship in the Digital Age
  • Workshops currently focus on general soft skills, mainly communication, as this is a central need for all industries. However, through collaboration with businesses with apprenticeships and faculty, workshops can be customized to fit industry/apprenticeship needs.

Visit our FAQ page here

Program Contact:

Dr. Karen Lyn Saysay
DHSI Title V Project Director
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 x 1523

Contact Us

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Fridays: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

LS 211


Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2594

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our Administration and Staff page for contact information, and email our team today!

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