Chapter 4139: APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL

4139.01 Apprenticeship council definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Apprentice" means a person at least sixteen years of age, except when a higher minimum age standard is otherwise fixed by law, who is in a registered apprenticeship program to learn a skilled occupation, pursuant to a registered apprenticeship agreement.

(B) "Apprenticeship agreement" means a written agreement, registered with the apprenticeship council, providing for not less than two thousand hours of reasonably continuous employment, and for participation in an approved schedule of work experience through employment, which shall be supplemented by a minimum of one hundred forty-four hours per year of related and supplemental instructions.

(C) "Council office" means the unit of the department of job and family services that staffs the apprenticeship council and performs the administrative and oversight functions concerning this state's registered apprenticeship system.

Cite as R.C. § 4139.01

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000

4139.02 Organization of apprenticeship council.

There is hereby established in the department of job and family services an apprenticeship council consisting of nine members and selected by the director of job and family services as follows: three of the appointees to such council shall be individuals who, by reason of their previous vocation, employment, or affiliations, can be classified as representatives of employees; three of the appointees to such council shall be individuals who, by reason of their previous vocation, employment, or affiliations, can be classified as representatives of employers; and three of the appointees to such council shall be individuals who, by reason of their previous vocation, employment, or affiliations, can be classified as representatives of the public and shall not be directly concerned with any industrial employer or group of employees. The members of the council shall serve at the pleasure of the director, and shall serve without compensation but shall be paid their necessary expenses which are incurred in the discharge of their official duties.

Cite as R.C. § 4139.02

Effective Date: 07-01-2000

4139.03 Apprenticeship council - powers and duties.

The apprenticeship council may recommend minimum standards for apprenticeship programs and may formulate policies and recommend rules as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this chapter. The council shall determine the date and place of its meetings and shall prescribe its own rules of procedure.

Cite as R.C. § 4139.03

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000

4139.04 Appointment of executive secretary and personnel.

The director of job and family services shall appoint the executive secretary of the council office, which appointment shall be subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the apprenticeship council. The director shall appoint such additional personnel as may be necessary, subject to Chapter 124. of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4139.04

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000

4139.05 Executive secretary - duties.

The executive secretary of the council office has the following duties:

(A) Encourage the voluntary participation of employers and employees in the furtherance of the objective of this chapter;

(B) Register any apprenticeship programs and agreements that meet the minimum standards established by federal regulations and state rules governing the registered apprenticeship system;

(C) Terminate or cancel in consultation with the apprenticeship council any registered apprenticeship programs and agreements not in compliance with the provisions of such standards;

(D) Keep a record of apprenticeship programs and their disposition;

(E)

Devise and implement all procedures and minimum standards as are necessary for the administration of the registered apprenticeship system;

(F) Implement administrative rules adopted by the director of job and family services as necessary for the administration of the registered apprenticeship system;

(G) Prepare statistical reports regarding apprenticeship training;

(H) Issue information related to apprenticeship;

(I) Perform such other duties as appropriate under the applicable rules and regulations.

Cite as R.C. § 4139.05

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000

4139.06 Participation in programs to be voluntary.

Participation in apprenticeship programs by persons, firms, political subdivisions, corporations, employer associations, or organizations of employees shall be entirely on a voluntary basis and apply only to those who elect to subscribe to the standards and procedure established under sections 4139.01 to 4139.06 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4139.06

Effective Date: 07-01-2000