H159 - Education Law Changes. (SL 2022-71)
Session Year 2022
Overview: Section 3.1 of S.L. 2022-71 makes changes to the apprenticeship statutes to conform to federal standards for apprenticeships. Under federal law, there are three ways to measure the term of an apprenticeship program, including:

  • Time-based approach: Completion of at least 2,000 hours through the completion of the industry standard for on-the-job learning.
  • Competency-based approach: Attainment of competency.
  • Hybrid approach: A blend of the time-based and competency-based approaches.

This section revises the definition of "apprentice" in State law, as well as the contents of apprenticeship agreements, to conform to the federal standards for apprenticeships, including allowing multiple measures for terms of the apprenticeship.

This section became effective July 8, 2022.

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