14-R376

2014 -- S 3132

Enacted 06/20/14

 

S E N A T E   R E S O L U T I O N

RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING TO CONSIDER INDUSTRIES PARTICIPATING IN NON-TRADE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS WHEN MAKING APPOINTMENTS TO THE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL

     

Introduced By: Senators Doyle, Lombardi, P Fogarty, Lombardo, and Picard

Date Introduced: June 20, 2014

     

    

WHEREAS; Pursuant to 42-102-11, the Governor's Workforce Board has been charged

with developing and introducing new and innovative apprenticeship models in non-trade

industries; and

WHEREAS; Employers in such non-trade industries are not always familiar with

apprenticeships as an effective training model; and

WHEREAS; The current composition of the state apprenticeship council does not reflect

these new non-trade industries; and

WHEREAS; The current structure and terminology of apprenticeships in Rhode Island

are not always accessible and user-friendly to non-trade employers; and

WHEREAS; Terms such as "journeyman" and "master" may be familiar within the

trades, but may be unfamiliar and confusing to employers in non-trade industries; and

WHEREAS; States such as South Carolina have relied on more universal terms such as

"mentor" when crafting new apprenticeship programs in non-trade industries; and

WHEREAS; The "Rhode to Work" legislative action plan prepared by the Senate Policy

Office found that requiring the Director of Labor and Training to consider industries participating

in non-trade apprenticeship programs when making appointments to the apprenticeship council

can help the council better understand and meet the needs of these new industries; now, therefore

be it

RESOLVED That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

hereby respectfully requests that the Director of the Department of Labor and Training, in making

his or her appointments to the State Apprenticeship Council, gives due consideration to including

representatives from different industries, including those industries participating in non-trade

apprenticeship programs established pursuant to 42-102-11; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit duly certified copies of the resolution to the Director of the Department of Labor and

Training and to the Chairperson of the State Apprenticeship Council.

 

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