Hawaii Apprenticeship Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Hawaii 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. Hawaii's voluntary apprenticeship program is governed by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The Department approves or rejects applications from employers or employer organizations, and appoints an advisory Apprenticeship Council, which is composed of representatives from employer and employee organizations and the general public, and local joint apprenticeship committees, made up of equal numbers of employers and employee representatives.
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The Apprenticeship Council establishes and enforces standards for apprenticeship programs for wages, maximum hours, working conditions, equal opportunities, and selection (HI Rev. Stat. Sec. 372-1 et seq.).
An apprenticeable occupation is one that:
• Is customarily learned in a practical way through a structured program of on-the-job training
• Is clearly identified and commonly recognized throughout an industry
• Involves manual, mechanical, or technical skills and knowledge requiring no less than 12 months or 2,000 hours of continuous employment
• Requires related instruction to supplement the on-the-job training (HI Admin. Rule Sec. 12-30-5)
Age. An apprentice must be at least 16 years old (HI Rev. Stat. Sec. 372-3).
Qualifications. Each employer must require certain educational and other minimum qualifications for entrance into an apprenticeship.
Agreement. Each employer (or employer association) conducting an apprenticeship program must sign a written apprenticeship agreement with each ...

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