Division of Apprenticeship Standards
Annual Report - 1995


The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS), within the Department of Industrial Relations, is responsible for administering the apprenticeship law, Shelley-Maloney Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939, and the CAC's regulations.

DAS fosters, promotes and develops the welfare of the apprentice and industry, improve the working conditions of apprentices, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment. The DAS accomplishes these activities by providing consultative services to apprenticeship program sponsors, employers, employee organizations, and education providers. It also has the oversight responsibility for proper program management and ensuring that high training standards are maintained for apprentices--including their wages, hours and working conditions, skills to be learned and length of training, and required supplemental classroom instruction, as well as the auditing of selection and disciplinary proceedings of apprentices or prospective apprentices.

Other DAS responsibilities are:

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