Training Opportunities

Farm Manager Apprenticeship Program

While becoming a farm manager takes many years of experience, this 2 year paid Program provides a foundation of knowledge and skills that will help apprentices gain a foothold in the industry and advance their farming careers. (From the website) “The Apprenticeship Program connects aspiring farm managers with established farmers who provide a space and opportunity to develop and practice the skills needed to manage a successful farming operation. Apprentices can also be existing employees that farmers have identified as a future manager. Upon completion of the Program, the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards graduates apprentices to a Journeyman level in the occupation of a Beginning Farm and Ranch Manager.”

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Cyprus Mandela Training Center

From the website “The Cypress Mandela Training Center is a community based organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves by providing pre-apprentice construction and life skills training along with employment assistance.”

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Culinary Apprenticeship

From the website “Culinary apprentices will work under the direction of both our Culinary Manager and seasonal Chef-In-Residence.”

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CA Conservation Corps

From the website “The California Conservation Corps offers a unique and challenging, paid experience for young adults from across the state. A year in the CCC transforms their lives through developing new job skills, expanding personal growth, and conserving California’s natural resources. Corpsmembers’ hard work and long hours on environmentally focused projects and emergency response help make California an even better place to live, work, and play.”

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SEI

From the website “SEI is an environmental nonprofit that builds leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 20 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, and businesses to develop a sustainability leadership pathway from elementary school to early career. Our flagship programs educate and empower students and emerging professionals to create thriving, resilient communities.

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Beginning Farm and Ranch Management Apprenticeship Program

The Beginning Farm and Ranch Management Apprenticeship Program is a formal apprenticeship registered with the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards that combines paid on-the-job training with job-related instruction. The program lasts approximately two years, and upon completion of the Program, the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards graduates apprentices to a Journeyman level in the occupation of a Beginning Farm and Ranch Manager. The curriculum includes a core set of classes that covers the fundamentals of agriculture in California as well as individualized coursework targeted to the apprentice’s career goals. The Beginning Farm and Ranch Management Apprenticeship Program is a Veterans Administration-approved training program, meaning eligible veterans may access VA benefits and Veteran Apprentices receive one-on-one support from the Farmer Veteran Coalition and access to their services.

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