Illinois Apprenticeship Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Illinois Apprenticeship Training: What you need to know

An apprenticeship is an on-the-job training program that combines classroom instruction or education with work performance under the close supervision of an experienced journeyworker in a craft, trade, or profession. Illinois does not have its own state apprenticeship law; therefore, the federal Employment and Training Administration's Office of Apprenticeship (OA) governs apprenticeship in Illinois, providing employers with technical assistance and information; issuing standards; and monitoring, registering, and canceling apprenticeship programs.
Federal regulations allow employers to offer three different approaches for apprentices to complete a program: competency-based, time-based, and a hybrid of the two approaches. A competency-based approach requires an apprentice to demonstrate that he or she has attained competency in defined subject areas. A time-based approach requires proof that an apprentice has completed the hours of on-the-job training and instruction required under industry standards.
Comprehensive information on the federal apprenticeship law (including what must be contained in an apprenticeship agreement) and OA is available.
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Employers, apprenticeship committees, and labor organizations may not discriminate against an apprentice or applicant for apprenticeship based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, national origin, ancestry, age (between the ages of 18 and 40), sex, marital status, order of protection status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from military service, citizenship status, use of a service animal, or an arrest or criminal history record information that was ordered expunged or sealed. The law provides ...

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