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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor And Employment
Agency 20. Apprenticeship Council
Chapter 21. Regulations Governing the Administration of Apprenticeship Programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia
2/23/2024

16VAC20-21-60. Program performance standards.

A. Every registered apprenticeship program must have at least one registered apprentice, except for the following specified periods of time, which may not exceed one year:

1. Between the date when a program is registered and the date of registration of its first apprentice; or

2. Between the date that a program graduates an apprentice and the date of registration for the next apprentice in the program.

B. The department must evaluate performance of registered apprenticeship programs.

1. The tools and factors to be used must include, but are not limited to:

a. Quality assurance assessments.

b. Virginia State Plan for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in Apprenticeship Compliance Reviews.

c. Completion rates.

2. Any additional tools and factors used by the department in evaluating program performance must adhere to the goals and policies of the department articulated in this chapter and in guidance issued by the USDOL, Office of Apprenticeship.

a. In order to evaluate completion rates, the department must review a program's completion rates in comparison to the national average for completion rates. Based on the review, the department must provide technical assistance to programs with completion rates lower than the national average.

b. Cancellation of apprenticeship agreements during the probationary period will not have an adverse impact on a sponsor's completion rate.

Statutory Authority

§ 40.1-118 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 1, eff. October 8, 2014.

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