New Hampshire Apprenticeship Training: What you need to know

An apprenticeship program combines classroom instruction or education with on-the-job training under the close supervision of a skilled and experienced journeyworker in a craft, trade, or profession.
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New Hampshire's apprenticeship program is governed by the Apprenticeship Advisory Council which is composed of representatives from employer and employee organizations, the state labor commissioner (chairperson) or designee, the state education commissioner, the commissioner of employment security, and the general public. The Council, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship (OA), establishes standards for apprenticeship programs (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 278:3).
Age. An apprentice must be at least 16 years old.
Agreement. Each employer conducting an apprenticeship program must sign a written apprenticeship agreement with each apprentice (or with the representative of any bona fide organization of apprentices). An agreement between an apprentice with an employer must be in writing and signed by the employer and the apprentice (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 278:9).
Education. Some employers may require that the apprentice have either a high school diploma or GED certificate. Student apprentices attend school full time and work for a registered employer after school or on weekends.
Employment and instruction standards. An apprenticeship agreement must provide for at least 2,000 hours of reasonably continuous employment and at least 144 hours per year of classroom instruction or education (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 278:8).
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