Age. An apprentice must be at least 16 years old.
Agreements. Each apprenticeship is built around a written agreement between sponsor (an employer, association of employers, or a local joint apprenticeship committee) and apprentice, containing the rules, conditions, and training standards of the work relationship. Standards suggested by New York law state that the agreement should include:
• The trade or craft to be taught and the duration of the apprenticeship, which must not be less than 4,000 hours of reasonably continuous employment.
• A breakdown of on-the-job training time and classroom time and at least 144 hours of supplemental instruction.
• The processes to be taught and the amount ...