Registered apprenticeship is a voluntary industry-driven training program. The registered apprenticeship program can be a partnership of business and organized labor as the primary operators of programs, or implemented by employers or employer associations. Government plays a support role. The Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Division of Employment Standards, Apprenticeship and Mediation provides technical consultation services on the development of the apprenticeship standards.
Employers or groups of employers and unions design, organize, manage and finance registered apprenticeship programs under a set of apprenticeship standards which include an on-the-job training outline, related classroom instruction curriculum and the apprenticeship operating procedures. These standards are then registered with the Labor Cabinet.
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