Call to Action


Attention National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) users and providers: In Sacramento, Assembly Member Autumn Burke is trying to pass Legislation that will limit the current set standards for pre-apprenticeship training to the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum. This means that programs that utilize the proven NCCER curriculum will not be able to provide pre-apprenticeship training. NCCER is not only a leader in industry curriculum, but it is used by employers, educators, and workforce development providers across the country. We need to inform Assembly Member Burke of the benefits of NCCER and how it helps each of us and those we train. Please contact Assembly Member Autumn Burke’s office and tell her you stand in opposition of this legislation.

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Capitol Office State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0062
Tel: (916) 319-2062
Fax: (916) 319-2162

Please find an example letter below to send to the Assemblywomen’s office:

May 05, 2016

The Honorable Autumn Burke California State Assembly State Capitol,

Room 5144 Sacramento, CA 95814

RE: AB 2288 (Burke) Apprenticeship programs: building and construction trades.
Dear Assembly Member Burke:

On behalf of (Name/Organization), I respectfully write in opposition of AB 2288, which attempts to change the current set standards for pre-apprenticeship training to the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum.

AB 2288 seeks to set the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum as the only standard. By doing this the state will create a state mandated standard, while ignoring other standards with proven track records.

Currently, many programs use successful curriculums, such as the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), which meets the growing and evolving field of construction. The current practices have demonstrated great success with the students seeking a future in construction. Setting only one standard of curriculum for California will limit the amount of prepared construction workers entering the workforce and increase the construction skills gap. By having multiple proven curriculums the programs will be able to prepare more students wanting to enter a career in construction.

For these reasons we stand in opposition of AB 2288 (Burke), which will hinder the amount of students entering construction jobs. Furthermore, we strongly urge you to amend your bill to allow proven standards to educate future construction workers. Sincerely,


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