It is the purpose of this subchapter to open to young people in the District of Columbia the opportunity to obtain training that will equip them for profitable employment and citizenship; to set up, as a means to this end, a program of voluntary apprenticeship under approved apprenticeship agreements providing facilities for their training and guidance in the arts and crafts of industry and trade, with parallel instruction in related and supplementary education; to promote employment opportunities for young people 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 council; to provide for the establishment of local joint trade apprenticeship committees to assist in effectuating the purposes of this subchapter; to provide for a director of apprenticeship within the District of Columbia; to provide for reports to the Congress and to the public regarding the status of apprenticeship in the District of Columbia; to establish a procedure for the determination of apprenticeship agreement controversies; and to accomplish related ends.
Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 36-401. 1973 Ed., § 36-121. DC CODE § 32-1401 Current through December 11, 2012
(May 21, 1946, 60 Stat. 204, ch. 267, § 1.)