Rule §837.2 Definitions


Published: 2015

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In addition to the definitions contained in §800.2 of
this title, and the definitions contained in Texas Education Code, §133.001
and 29 C.F.R. §29.2 relating to apprenticeship training, the
following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the
following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Administrator's Guide--The Administrator's Guide
supplements this chapter by providing all required operational details
and procedures for planning and submitting an application for apprenticeship
training program funding, as well as the annual timeline for submission.
The Administrator's Guide may be accessed on the Agency's Web site
at www.texasworkforce.org.
  (2) Apprentice--A full-time paid worker, at least 16
years of age except where a higher minimum age standard is otherwise
fixed by law, who is employed in the private sector, registered with
the US Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship, and receives
related instruction training to learn a skill in a certified apprenticeable
occupation.
  (3) Apprenticeship committee--An autonomous local group
consisting of members appointed by one or more employers of apprentices,
or by one or more bargaining agents representing members of an apprenticeable
trade, or by a combination of the two. An apprenticeship committee
is designated for each apprenticeship training program to establish
instruction standards and goals for a particular craft or crafts,
interview and select applicants, and monitor the program and apprentices
as described in Texas Education Code §133.003.
  (4) Apprenticeship training program--A training program
that provides on-the-job training, preparatory instruction, supplementary
instruction, or related instruction in a trade that has been certified
as an apprenticeable occupation by the US Department of Labor, Office
of Apprenticeship. As required by Texas Education Code §133.002(c),
an apprenticeship training program shall be under the direction of
an apprenticeship committee. The program is a structured system of
training designed to prepare individuals for occupations in skilled
trades and crafts by combining training under the supervision of an
experienced journeyworker with job-related classroom instruction.
  (5) Office of Apprenticeship--The US Department of
Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.
  (6) Contact-hour rate--A method used to distribute
apprenticeship training funds to local education agencies. The total
available funds are divided by the statewide total number of contact
hours of apprenticeship training instruction classes submitted to
the Agency.
  (7) Local education agency--For purposes of Chapter
837, a public school district or state postsecondary institution,
under Texas Education Code, Chapter 133, that serves as a sponsor
for an apprenticeship training program pursuant to a contract between
the local education agency and an apprenticeship committee.