RS 23:384     

§384. Powers and duties of director

            A. The director, under the supervision of the secretary and with the advice and guidance of the apprenticeship council, is authorized to administer the provisions of this Chapter. The director shall, in cooperation with the apprenticeship council, set up conditions and training standards for apprentice agreements, which shall in no case be lower than those prescribed by this Chapter and by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, or lower than approved national standards.

            B. The director of apprenticeship is authorized:

            (1) To act as secretary of the apprenticeship council;

            (2) To approve, if it is in the best interest of the apprentice, any apprenticeship agreement which meets the standards established under this Chapter;

            (3) To terminate or cancel any apprenticeship agreement in accordance with the provisions of such agreement;

            (4) To keep a record of apprenticeship agreements and their disposition;

            (5) To issue certificates of completion of apprenticeship; and

            (6) To perform such other duties as are necessary to carry out the intent of this Chapter.

            C. The administration and supervision of related and supplemental instruction for apprentices, coordination of instruction with job experiences, and the selection and training of teachers and coordinators for such instruction shall be the responsibility of local programs, acting under guidelines established by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.

            Acts 1987, No. 623, §1; Acts 2008, No. 743, §7, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2010, No. 791, §1; Acts 2014, No. 740, §1, eff. June 19, 2014.