100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.173 new
105 ILCS 5/27-22.05
Amends the School Code. Provides that, no later than 6 months after
the effective date of the amendatory Act, the State Board of Education
shall adopt rules as may be necessary to allow students of any high school
in this State who are 16 years of age or older to participate in registered
apprenticeship programs; defines "registered apprenticeship program".
Provides that the rules shall include the waiver of all non-academic
requirements mandated for graduation from a high school under the Code that
would otherwise prohibit or prevent a student from participating in a
registered apprenticeship program. Makes related changes. Effective
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.173 and by changing Section 27-22.05 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/2-3.173 new)
Registered apprenticeship program.
(a) In this Section, "registered apprenticeship program"
means an industry-based occupational training program of study
with standards reviewed and approved by the United States
Department of Labor that meets each of the following
(1) Apprentices in the program are at all times
employed by a company participating in the program.
(2) The program features a structured combination of
on-the-job learning supported by related technical
classroom instruction, met either by a high school or a
public community college.
(3) Apprentices in the program are paid a training wage
of not less than the State minimum wage, which escalates
throughout the life of the apprenticeship, and employment
is continued with the company following conclusion of the
apprenticeship for a period of not less than 2 years.