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Wyoming Apprenticeship Training: What you need to know

An apprenticeship is a program that 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. Wyoming does not have its own state apprenticeship law; therefore, the federal Office of Apprenticeship (OA) governs apprenticeship in Wyoming, providing employers with technical assistance and information; issuing standards; and monitoring, registering, and canceling apprenticeship programs. There is comprehensive information on the federal apprenticeship law and OA.
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Wyoming has enacted a law to encourage the use of apprentices on public works projects. Any contractor is eligible for a one percent bid preference (i.e., having its bid considered as if it were one percent less than its actual dollar amount) for any public works project awarded by the state, University of Wyoming, a community college, or school district that is estimated to cost over $1 million, if the contractor ensures that at least 10 percent of the project's labor hours will be worked by apprentices (WY Stat. Sec. 16-6-902). If a participating contractor receives the contract, the amount awarded will be the actual dollar value of the bid. The law does not apply to state agencies that have an apprentice training program requirement by the U.S. Department of Labor or other federally funded program.
After a contract is awarded, the Department may, upon good cause shown, excuse the contractor from the requirement that apprentices work 10 percent of the labor hours on the project.
Contractors that receive a bid preference must submit an Apprentice Certification from OA that lists the apprentices working ...

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