Adele Burnes

Deputy Chief

CA Division of Apprenticeship Standards

Adele Burnes has spent her career in workforce development and economic empowerment. She has worked at this important issue from many angles including government policy work, tech startups to develop startup ecosystems, leading strategy and operations for a non-profit, Year Up Bay Area, and as the first ever Regional Director of Apprenticeship for the Bay Area Community College Consortium. Today as Deputy Chief at DAS, Adele’s work is focused on policy and strategy to expand apprenticeships in CA to create a more equitable and accessible on ramp into a wide variety of careers from the building trades to healthcare, tech, education, public service and every sector of our economy.