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178.01 PURPOSES.
The purposes of this chapter are: to open to young people regardless of race, sex, creed,
color or national origin, the opportunity to obtain training that will equip them for profitable
employment and citizenship; to establish as a means to this end, a program of voluntary
apprenticeship under approved apprentice agreements providing facilities for their training and
guidance in the arts, skills, and crafts of industry and trade, with concurrent, supplementary
instruction in related subjects; to promote employment opportunities under conditions providing
adequate training and reasonable earnings; to relate the supply of skilled workers to employment
demands; to establish standards for apprentice training; to establish an Apprenticeship Advisory
Council and apprenticeship committees to assist in effectuating the purposes of this chapter; to
provide for a Division of Labor Standards and Apprenticeship within the Department of Labor
and Industry; to provide for reports to the legislature regarding the status of apprentice training in
the state; to establish a procedure for the determination of apprentice agreement controversies;
and to accomplish related ends.
History: (4260-31) 1939 c 363 s 1; 1974 c 144 s 1; 2003 c 128 art 11 s 4