Section 446.052, Florida Statutes 2003
446.052 Preapprenticeship program.--
(1) There is created and established a preapprenticeship education program, as defined in s. 446.021.
(2) The Division of Workforce Development of the Department of Education, under regulations established by the State Board of Education, is authorized to administer the provisions of ss. 446.011-446.092 that relate to preapprenticeship programs in cooperation with district school boards and community college district boards of trustees. District school boards, community college district boards of trustees, and registered program sponsors shall cooperate in developing and establishing programs that include vocational instruction and general education courses required to obtain a high school diploma.
(3) The Division of Workforce Development, the district school boards, and the community college district boards of trustees shall work together with existing registered apprenticeship programs so that individuals completing such preapprenticeship programs may be able to receive credit towards completing a registered apprenticeship program.
(4) Veterans who have received discharges other than dishonorable discharges shall, if qualified, receive the same priorities given to registered preapprentices.
History.--s. 4, ch. 72-113; s. 57, ch. 73-338; s. 6, ch. 79-397; s. 285, ch. 81-259; s. 23, ch. 83-174; s. 19, ch. 84-114; s. 6, ch. 85-75; s. 12, ch. 95-345; s. 18, ch. 97-98; s. 37, ch. 97-307; s. 22, ch. 98-58; s. 117, ch. 2000-165.