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General duties of the department for apprenticeship training.
F.S. 446.032
446.032 General duties of the department for apprenticeship training.The department shall:
(1) Establish uniform minimum standards and policies governing apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs and agreements which must require training providers to submit data necessary to determine program performance consistent with state and federal law. The standards and policies shall govern the terms and conditions of the apprentice’s employment and training, including the quality training of the apprentice for, but not limited to, such matters as ratios of apprentices to journeyworkers, safety, related instruction, and on-the-job training; but these standards and policies may not include rules, standards, or guidelines that require the use of apprentices and job trainees on state, county, or municipal contracts. The department shall adopt rules necessary to administer the standards and policies.
(2) By September 1 of each year, publish an annual report on apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs. The report must be published on the department’s website and, at a minimum, include all of the following:
(a) A list of registered apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs, sorted by local educational agency, as defined in s. 1004.02(18), and apprenticeship sponsor, under s. 446.071.
(b) A detailed summary of each local educational agency’s expenditure of funds for apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs, including:
1. The total amount of funds received for apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs.
2. The total amount of funds allocated by training provider, program, and occupation.
3. The total amount of funds expended for administrative costs by training provider, program, and occupation.
4. The total amount of funds expended for instructional costs by training provider, program, and occupation.
(c) The number of apprentices and preapprentices per trade and occupation.
(d) The percentage of apprentices and preapprentices who complete their respective programs in the appropriate timeframe.
(e) Information and resources related to applications for new apprenticeship programs and technical assistance and requirements for potential applicants.
(f) Documentation of activities conducted by the department to promote apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs through public engagement, community-based partnerships, and other initiatives and the outcomes of such activities and their impact on establishing or expanding apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs.
(g) Retention and completion rates of participants disaggregated by training provider, program, and occupation.
(h) Wage progression of participants as demonstrated by starting, exit, and postapprenticeship wages at 1 and 5 years after participants exit the program.
(3) Provide assistance to district school boards, Florida College System institution boards of trustees, program sponsors, and local workforce development boards in notifying students, parents, and members of the community of the availability of apprenticeship and preapprenticeship opportunities, including data provided in the economic security report under s. 445.07 and other state career planning resources.
(4) Establish procedures to be used by the State Apprenticeship Advisory Council.
History.s. 2, ch. 82-52; s. 1, ch. 82-55; s. 20, ch. 83-174; s. 9, ch. 95-345; s. 114, ch. 2000-165; s. 3, ch. 2004-322; s. 3, ch. 2019-119; s. 14, ch. 2021-164.