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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXXI
LABOR
Chapter 446
JOB TRAINING
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Section 446.021, Florida Statutes 2003

446.021  Definitions of terms used in ss. 446.011-446.092.--As used in ss. 446.011-446.092, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1)  "Preapprentice" means any person 16 years of age or over engaged in any course of instruction in the public school system or elsewhere, which course is registered as a preapprenticeship program with the Division of Workforce Development of the Department of Education.

(2)  "Apprentice" means a person at least 16 years of age who is engaged in learning a recognized skilled trade through actual work experience under the supervision of journeymen craftsmen, which training should be combined with properly coordinated studies of related technical and supplementary subjects, and who has entered into a written agreement, hereinafter called an apprentice agreement, with a registered apprenticeship sponsor who may be either an employer, an association of employers, or a local joint apprenticeship committee.

(3)  "Trainee" means a person at least 16 years of age who is engaged in learning a specific skill, trade, or occupation within a formalized, on-the-job training program.

(4)  "Journeyman" means a person working in an apprenticeable occupation who has successfully completed a registered apprenticeship program or who has worked the number of years required by established industry practices for the particular trade or occupation.

(5)  "Preapprenticeship program" means an organized course of instruction in the public school system or elsewhere, which course is designed to prepare a person 16 years of age or older to become an apprentice and which course is approved by and registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship of the Division of Workforce Development and sponsored by a registered apprenticeship program.

(6)  "Apprenticeship program" means an organized course of instruction, registered and approved by the division, which course shall contain all terms and conditions for the qualifications, recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices including such matters as the requirements for a written apprenticeship agreement.

(7)  "On-the-job training program" means a formalized system of job processes which may be augmented by related instruction that provides the experience and knowledge necessary to meet the training objective of learning a specific skill, trade, or occupation. Such training program shall be at least 6 months and not more than 2 years in duration and shall be registered with the division.

(8)  "Uniform minimum preapprenticeship standards" means the minimum requirements established uniformly for each craft under which a preapprenticeship program is administered and includes standards of admission, training goals, training objectives, curriculum outlines, objective standards to measure successful completion of the preapprenticeship program, and the percentage of credit that may be given to preapprenticeship graduates upon acceptance into the apprenticeship program.

(9)  "Related instruction" means an organized and systematic form of instruction designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of the theoretical subjects related to a specific trade or occupation.

(10)  "Cancellation" means the deregistration of an apprenticeship program or the termination of an apprenticeship agreement.

(11)  "Jurisdiction" means the specific geographical area for which a particular program is registered.

(12)  "Division" means the Division of Workforce Development of the Department of Education.

(13)  "Director" means the director of the Division of Workforce Development.

History.--s. 2, ch. 23934, 1947; s. 1, ch. 63-153; s. 2, ch. 72-113; s. 54, ch. 73-338; s. 30, ch. 79-7; s. 2, ch. 79-397; s. 19, ch. 83-174; s. 8, ch. 95-345; s. 113, ch. 2000-165.

Note.--Former s. 446.07.

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