|Public Act 100-0992|
|HB5247 Enrolled||LRB100 20690 AXK 36148 b|
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.