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Program Standards

The following are some of the characteristics of the basic standards under Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 29.5:
  • full and fair opportunity to apply for apprenticeship;
  • a schedule of work processes in which an apprentice is to receive training and experience on the job;
  • the program includes organized instruction designed to provide apprentices with knowledge in technical subjects related to their trade (e.g., a minimum of 144 hours per year is normally considered necessary);
  • a progressively increasing schedule of wages;
  • proper supervision of on-the-job training with adequate facilities to train apprentices;
  • apprentice's progress, both in job performances and related instruction is evaluated periodically and appropriate records are maintained;
  • no discrimination in any phase of selection, employment, or training.