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Goff appointed to Apprenticeship Council

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Carl Goff.  Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

SWANSBORO resident Carl Goff was appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council on Dec. 10. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

On Dec. 10, Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Swansboro resident Carl Goff, to the California Apprenticeship Council. This is not Goff’s first rodeo — he served an interim position on the Council in 1993 and then was appointed to a four-year term by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger before his current appointment.

Goff, 54, has been appointed to a four-year term representing labor. The CAC has 17 members who represent labor, management and the public. They meet quarterly to review policy on apprenticeship, conduct appeal hearings on apprenticeship agreement disputes, regulate new apprenticeship standards for approval and to administer apprenticeship programs.

Goff is the president of Operating Engineers Local #3 in Sacramento, a union of construction equipment operators. He served his own apprenticeship in Texas and had already advanced out of the program when he came to California in 1981. He has been involved in many aspects at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #3 since 1993, including grievance committee member, dispatcher, business representative, district representative, executive director, treasurer, vice-president and his current role as president.

“Learning while earning; learning by doing,” is the credo of apprenticeship. In 2014, the California Apprenticeship Program will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an induction of the Council into the Apprenticeship Hall of Fame. Apprenticeship programs are found in such skilled trades as barbering, plumbing, cosmetology, firefighting, drywall installation, construction, arson and bomb investigation, roofing, tile setting, water treatment plant operation, marble masonry, electrician, carpet, linoleum and soft tile installation, sound and communication systems installation and many more.

“Apprenticeship is a great program,” said Goff. “You get paid starting the first day you work in the program and there are health and welfare benefits. It’s not just about a job; it’s a career.”
There are both open shop and union apprenticeship programs and part of the CAC’s duty is to approve new apprenticeship programs. “We don’t want to expand beyond what the market will bear,” said Goff. “For us, it’s the future of our industry. As Baby Boomers are getting set to retire, we want to ensure that we have qualified people for those jobs.”
To get the word out about the opportunities available with apprenticeship programs, Goff visits local high schools and job fairs, and works with the Job Corps and returning veterans programs.
“Recently we purchased 1,500 acres near Rancho Murieta to expand the Operating Engineers training facility which we’ve had for 50 years,” said Goff. “The construction industry is starting to pick up again. There is a big necessity for training programs for returning veterans and they are great apprentices.”
“The California Apprenticeship Program isn’t a fly-by-night thing — they have a proven track record of training the future,” said Goff.
For more information about the California Apprenticeship Program, visit the Website at calapprenticeship.org.

Contact Wendy Schultz at 530 344-5069 or wschultz@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @wschultzMtDemo on Twitter.

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