Apprentices working on state projects are not subject to the prevailing wage rate determinations, except as they may be affected by registered apprenticeship agreements. The hourly rates of pay for such workers are established by the particular program to which the apprentice or trainee is subject.
The term "apprentice" means:
a person employed and registered in a bona fide apprenticeship program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor or with a state apprenticeship agency; and
a person in the first 90 days of probationary employment as an apprentice who is not registered in the program but who has been certified by the U.S. Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training or a state apprenticeship agency or council to be eligible for probationary employment as an apprentice.
Any employee listed on a payroll for a state project who does not fall within the term "apprentice" contained in subpart 2 shall be paid the prevailing wage rate for the classification of work performed.
MS s 175.171
17 SR 1279
June 11, 2008