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Connecticut Department of Labor Apprenticeship Statutes


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Sec. 31-22m. Apprenticeship. Definitions.

When used in sections 31-22m to 31-22q, inclusive, "apprentice" means a person employed under a written agreement to work at and learn a specific trade; "apprentice agreement" means a written agreement entered into by an apprentice, or on his behalf by his parent or guardian, with an employer, or with an association of employers and an organization of employees acting as a joint apprenticeship committee, which agreement provides for not less than two thousand hours of work experience in approved trade training consistent with recognized requirements established by industry or joint labor-industry practice and for the number of hours of related and supplemental instructions prescribed by the Connecticut State Apprenticeship Council or which agreement meets requirements of the federal government for on-the-job training schedules which are essential, in the opinion of the Labor Commissioner, for the development of manpower in Connecticut industries; "council" means the Connecticut State Apprenticeship Council.

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Sec. 31-22n. Apprenticeship council.

The Governor shall appoint twelve members to the Connecticut State Apprenticeship Council, each of whom shall have some association with apprentice training. Four shall be representative of Connecticut industry, with one representative each from the manufacturing, building, mechanical and service industries, provided at least one such member represents a business that operates without a collective bargaining agreement; four shall be Connecticut members of national labor organizations with apprentice training programs; four shall represent the public, one of whom shall be the Labor Commissioner. Members shall each serve a term which is coterminous with the term of the Governor, each member to hold office until a successor is appointed. Any vacancy in the membership of the council shall be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term. It shall meet on the call of the chairman, who shall be the Labor Commissioner. On or before August first of each year, the council shall prepare a report describing the activities of the council, this report to be included in the Labor Commissioner's report to the Governor. The members of the council shall not be compensated for their services, but the members, except the Labor Commissioner and any state employee, shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

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Sec. 31-22o. Powers and duties of council.

The council may adopt recommendations for minimum standards of apprenticeship and for related and supplementary instruction, encourage registration and approval of apprentice agreements and training programs, and issue certificates of completion upon the verification by employers or joint apprenticeship committees of the satisfactory completion of the term of apprenticeship. The council shall formulate policies for the effective administration of sections 31-22m to 31-22q, inclusive. Such policies by the council shall not invalidate any apprenticeship provision in any collective bargaining agreement between employers and employees. All apprentice programs adopted and registered with the council under said sections shall be on a voluntary basis and shall be installed for the purpose of developing skilled workers for the service trades and industries of Connecticut.

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Sec. 31-22p. Labor commissioner's powers and duties.

The Labor Commissioner, with the advice and guidance of the council, shall formulate work training standards which will ensure necessary safeguards for the welfare of apprentices and a full craft experience in any skill, in order to provide equal opportunities to all, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin, and to provide training, employment and upgrading opportunities for disadvantaged workers to acquire a comprehensive skilled work experience and to extend the application of such standards of skill training by inclusion thereof in apprenticeship agreements, and shall bring together representatives of management and labor for the development of training programs and terms of apprenticeship incidental thereto and cooperate with state and federal agencies similarly interested in furtherance of training requirements in keeping with established and new processes of Connecticut industries. The Labor Commissioner shall publish information relating to existing and proposed work standards of apprenticeship, hold area conferences throughout the state for the purpose of promoting interest in skilled trades training and appoint such advisory committees as may be deemed necessary to evaluate the skilled manpower requirements of Connecticut in order to cope with any new technological changes in industry.

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Sec. 31-22q. Program of apprentice training.
To assist in the administration of sections 31-22m to 31-22q, inclusive, there shall continue to be maintained in the Labor Department a program of apprentice training. The Labor Commissioner is authorized to appoint, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 67, such personnel as may be necessary for effective administration of said sections.

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Sec. 31-22r.   Apprenticeship Registration; Apprentices, Sponsors.

  1.    1. Each person who registered as an apprentice with the Labor Department before July 1, 2003, and has not completed an
          apprenticeship as of July 9, 2003, shall pay to the Labor Department a registration fee of twenty-five dollars on or before July
          1, 2003, and a renewal registration fee of twenty-five dollars on or before July first of each subsequent year until (A) such
          registration is withdrawn, or (B) such person has completed an apprenticeship and possesses a valid journeyperson card of
          occupational license, if required.
     
    1. Each person who initially registers as an apprentice with the Labor Department on or after July 1, 2003, shall pay to the Labor Department a registration fee of twenty-five dollars at the time of registration and an annual renewal registration fee of twenty-five dollars until (A) such registration is withdrawn, or (B) such person has completed an apprenticeship and possesses a valid journeyperson card of occupational license, if required.
       
  2. Each person sponsoring an apprenticeship program registered with the Labor Department as of July 1, 2003, shall pay to the Labor Department an annual registration fee of thirty dollars for each apprentice participating in such program until the apprentice has completed the apprenticeship and possesses a valid journeyperson card of occupational license, if required, or such program is cancelled by the sponsor or deregistered for cause by the Labor Department in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, whichever is earlier.
     
  3. Any amount collected by the Labor Department pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the General Fund and credited to a separate nonlapsing appropriation to the Labor Department, for the purpose of administering the department's apprentice training program and sections 31-22m to 31-22p, inclusive.

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Sec. 31-22s.   Report re Feasibility of On-Line Apprenticeship Registration System.

Not later than February 4, 2004, the Labor Commissioner shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and higher education and employment advancement, concerning the feasibility of establishing an on-line system for registering apprentices and apprenticeship programs with the Labor Department.

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Sec. 31-22t.  Preclusion of Apprentice Training Programs Prohibited.

All collective bargaining clauses which, in the judgment of the federal or state contracting agency administering the contract, preclude, prohibit or in any way discourage employers or groups of employers from engaging in any federal, state or on-the-job apprentice training program approved by any federal or state agency so empowered shall be void and unenforceable. This section shall not apply to any collective bargaining agreement in effect on July 1, 1969, for the duration of such agreement.

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