AVC Awarded Grant Funds for Home Visitor Apprenticeship Program
As part of the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI), Antelope Valley College been allocated $500,000 to develop the Home Visitor Apprenticeship Program in conjunction with Early Care & Education Pathways to Success (ECEPTS) and local child welfare agency partners. The apprenticeship will be a 29-month program through which participants will earn 18 college credits and receive in-agency training. Apprentices will receive a certification that will qualify them for employment with the Los Angeles County Department of Health's coordinated home visiting system.
A home visitor professional plays a vital role in a young child’s life by working with the family to support the parents and build positive relationships. Home visitor professionals monitor risk factors that can lead to developmental, behavioral, or learning delays in young children.
The CAI grant program is funded by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors as part of the approved $10 million in grants for community colleges and other educational systems to build new apprenticeship programs aimed at meeting local labor needs in high-growth industries.