General Laws

Section 11H. As used in this chapter the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following

  Section 11H. As used in this chapter the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meaning:--

  "Apprentice'', a person at least 16 years of age who has entered an apprentice agreement with an employer, or an association of employers, or an organization of employees, or other apprentice program sponsor.

[ Definition of "Apprentice agreement'' effective until March 24, 2015. For text effective March 24, 2015, see below.]

  "Apprentice agreement'', a written agreement between an apprentice and an apprentice program sponsor which is registered with the division and which provides for not less than 2,000 hours of reasonably continuous employment, consistent with training requirements as established by industry practice, in the occupation to which he is apprenticed. The written agreement shall also provide for not less than 150 hours per year of related instruction for a person in the occupation to which he is apprenticed, as well as participation in an approved schedule of work experience throughout a reasonably continuous period of employment.

[ Definition of "Apprentice agreement'' as amended by 2014, 144, Sec. 5 effective March 24, 2015. See 2014, 144, Sec. 81. For text effective until March 24, 2015, see above.]

  "Apprentice agreement'', a written agreement between an apprentice and an apprentice program sponsor which is registered with the division and which provides for not less than 2,000 hours of reasonably continuous employment, consistent with training requirements as established by industry practice, in the occupation to which he is apprenticed. The written agreement shall also provide for not less than 150 hours per year of related instruction for a person in the occupation to which he is apprenticed, or in the case of licensed occupations, as required by regulations of the appropriate licensing identity, as applicable, as well as participation in an approved schedule of work experience throughout a reasonably continuous period of employment.

[ Definition of "Apprenticeable occupation'' effective until March 24, 2015. For text effective March 24, 2015, see below.]

  "Apprenticeable occupation'', a skilled trade which: (1) is customarily learned in a practical way through a structured, systemic program of on-the-job supervised training; (2) is clearly identified and commonly recognized through an industry; (3) involves manual, mechanical or technical skills and knowledge which require a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-the-job work experience; and (4) requires related training to supplement the on-the-job training.

[ Definition of "Apprenticeable occupation'' as amended by 2014, 144, Sec. 6 effective March 24, 2015. See 2014, 144, Sec. 81. For text effective until March 24, 2015, see above.]

  "Apprenticeable occupation'', an occupation which: (1) is customarily learned in a practical way through a structured, systemic program of on-the-job supervised training; (2) is clearly identified and commonly recognized through an industry; (3) involves manual, mechanical or technical skills and knowledge which require a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-the-job work experience; and (4) requires related training to supplement the on-the-job training.

  "Apprentice program'', a program which is registered with the division for the recruitment, selection, employment, training and qualification of apprentices.

  "Apprentice program sponsor'', a person, association, committee, organization, corporation, partnership, trust or other entity operating an apprentice program and in whose name the program is registered with the division.

[ Definition of "Department'' inserted following definition of "Apprentice program sponsor'' by 2014, 144, Sec. 7 effective March 24, 2015. See 2014, 144, Sec. 81.]

  "Department'', the department of labor standards.

[ Definition of "Deputy director'' effective until March 24, 2015. For text effective March 24, 2015, see below.]

  "Deputy director'', the deputy director of apprentice training.

[ Definition of "Deputy director'' as amended by 2014, 144, Sec. 8 effective March 24, 2015. See 2014, 144, Sec. 81. For text effective until March 24, 2015, see above.]

  "Deputy director'', the deputy director of the department.

  "Director'', the director of the department of labor standards.

[ Definition of "Division'' effective until March 24, 2015. For text effective March 24, 2015, see below.]

  "Division'', the division of apprentice training in the department of labor standards.

[ Definition of "Division'' as amended by 2014, 144, Sec. 9 effective March 24, 2015. See 2014, 144, Sec. 81. For text effective until March 24, 2015, see above.]

  "Division'', the division of apprentice standards in the department of labor standards.

[ Definition of "Licensing entity'' inserted following definition of "Division'' by 2014, 144, Sec. 10 effective March 24, 2015. See 2014, 144, Sec. 81.]

  "Licensing entity'', a state agency, including the division of professional licensure and the department of public safety that issues licenses to individuals to engage in occupations.

[ Definition of "Proctor'' effective until March 24, 2015. For text effective March 24, 2015, see below.]

  "Proctor'', an instructor approved by the division or a person competent in an apprentice's trade or occupation including, but not limited to, a journey worker.

[ Definition of "Proctor'' as amended by 2014, 144, Sec. 11 effective March 24, 2015. See 2014, 144, Sec. 81. For text effective until March 24, 2015, see above.]

  "Proctor'', an instructor approved by the division or a person competent in an apprentice's occupation including, but not limited to, a journey worker.