South Carolina Apprenticeship Training laws & HR compliance analysis

South Carolina Apprenticeship Training: What you need to know

An apprenticeship is a program that combines classroom instruction 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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The federal Office of Apprenticeship (OA) governs apprenticeship programs in South Carolina, providing employers with technical assistance and information, issuing standards, and monitoring apprenticeship programs. Comprehensive information on the federal apprenticeship law and OA is available.
An employer that employs an apprentice under a federally registered apprentice agreement can take a credit against its income tax of up to $1,000 per apprentice. The apprentice must be employed for at least 7 months for the employer to take the tax credit. The credit is available for a maximum of 4 years for each apprentice. The law applies to employees beginning apprenticeships after 2007 (SC Code Sec. 12-6-3477).

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