Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3948Primary Sponsor: StuartCommittee Number: 21Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Youth apprenticeship programsResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public WorksComputer Document Number: CYY/15449SD.93Introduced Date: 19930413Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930413Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: StuartType of Legislation: General Bill
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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-65 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS IN WHICH ELEVENTH OR TWELFTH GRADE PUPILS AND CERTAIN OTHER PUPILS MAY PARTICIPATE FOR SECONDARY CREDIT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL ESTABLISH THE STANDARDS AND CRITERIA FOR THIS PROGRAM, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PILOT TESTING OF THE PROGRAM IN FISCAL YEARS 1995 AND 1996 WITH FULL IMPLEMENTATION IN ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY FISCAL YEAR 1997.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-63-65. (A) Any eleventh or twelfth grade pupil or pupil aged sixteen or over in any public school in this State may enroll in a Youth Apprenticeship Program which is offered at that public school and which is approved for secondary credit by the Department of Education. The pupil must be granted release time from the public school to work as an apprentice for any business enterprise which is approved by the department as a qualified employer under the educational apprenticeship program. A pupil shall receive secondary credit for such apprenticeship as the department shall prescribe. The department is authorized to establish the Youth Apprenticeship Program and to promulgate those policies, standards, procedures, criteria, and administrative requirements as may be necessary to implement the program by regulation. The department shall consult the Department of Labor and the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education in developing these policies and procedures. The department's certified educational apprenticeship plan shall include but not be limited to the following:
(1) A detailed training plan between employer and apprentice that identifies specific work tasks that will develop workplace competency;
(2) A minimum of one hundred forty-four classroom hours of related academic instruction and training;
(3) A minimum of two thousand hours of on-the-job training;
(4) A progressive wage schedule established by the participating employer;
(5) On-site evaluation of the pupil's performance;
(6) Training remediation as necessary at the school site;
(7) A broad range of skills which are focused on manufacturing and engineering technology, administration and office technology, and health care;
(8) Development of materials by the business, industry, and labor community in conjunction with the department to promote the awareness of apprenticeships for high school students and encourage recruitment; and
(9) Structural linkage between secondary and postsecondary components of the program leading to the awarding of a high school diploma and postsecondary certification of occupational skills.
The apprenticeship program shall include on-site training only in positions that have been certified by the Department of Labor as highly skilled jobs in business and industry.
(B) The department shall develop pilot projects for the fiscal year 1995 and fiscal year 1996 school years and shall implement and direct a comprehensive apprenticeship program for all school districts by fiscal year 1997."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.