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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXXI
Chapter 446
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F.S. 446.021
446.021 Definitions of terms used in ss. 446.011-446.092.As used in ss. 446.011-446.092, the term:
(1) “Preapprentice” means any person 16 years of age or over engaged in any course of instruction in the public school system or elsewhere, which course is registered as a preapprenticeship program with the department.
(2) “Apprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age who is engaged in learning a recognized skilled trade through actual work experience under the supervision of journeyworker craftspersons, which training should be combined with properly coordinated studies of related technical and supplementary subjects, and who has entered into a written agreement, which may be cited as an apprentice agreement, with a registered apprenticeship sponsor who may be either an employer, an association of employers, or a local joint apprenticeship committee.
(3) “Trainee” means a person at least 16 years of age who is engaged in learning a specific skill, trade, or occupation within a formalized, on-the-job training program.
(4) “Journeyworker” means a person working in an apprenticeable occupation who has successfully completed a registered apprenticeship program or who has worked the number of years required by established industry practices for the particular trade or occupation.
(5) “Preapprenticeship program” means an organized course of instruction in the public school system or elsewhere, which course is designed to prepare a person 16 years of age or older to become an apprentice and which course is approved by and registered with the department and sponsored by a registered apprenticeship program.
(6) “Apprenticeship program” means an organized course of instruction, registered and approved by the department, which course shall contain all terms and conditions for the qualifications, recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices including such matters as the requirements for a written apprenticeship agreement.
(7) “On-the-job training program” means a formalized system of job processes which may be augmented by related instruction that provides the experience and knowledge necessary to meet the training objective of learning a specific skill, trade, or occupation. The training program must be at least 6 months and not more than 2 years in duration and must be registered with the department.
(8) “Uniform minimum standards” means the minimum requirements established uniformly for each occupation under which an apprenticeship or a preapprenticeship program is administered or a work-based learning opportunity is provided. The term includes standards of admission, training goals, training objectives, curriculum outlines, objective standards to measure successful completion of the apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program or work-based learning opportunity, and the percentage of credit which may be given to an apprentice or a preapprentice or work-based learning student.
(9) “Related instruction” means an organized and systematic form of instruction designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of the theoretical subjects related to a specific trade or occupation.
(10) “Cancellation” means the deregistration of an apprenticeship program or the termination of an apprenticeship agreement.
(11) “Jurisdiction” means the specific geographical area for which a particular program is registered.
(12) “Department” means the Department of Education.
History.s. 2, ch. 23934, 1947; s. 1, ch. 63-153; s. 2, ch. 72-113; s. 54, ch. 73-338; s. 30, ch. 79-7; s. 2, ch. 79-397; s. 19, ch. 83-174; s. 8, ch. 95-345; s. 113, ch. 2000-165; s. 2, ch. 2004-322; s. 2, ch. 2019-119; s. 113, ch. 2020-2; s. 13, ch. 2021-164.
Note.Former s. 446.07.