372-5 Powers and duties of director. The director shall:

(1) Establish standards of apprenticeship and for apprenticeship agreements in conformity with this chapter;

(2) Provide assistance for the development of on-the-job training programs in nonapprenticeable occupations;

(3) Encourage and promote apprenticeship in apprenticeable occupations, including occupations in high growth and high demand industries;

(4) Approve and register apprenticeship programs and apprenticeship agreements which conform to the standards established by this chapter;

(5) Keep records of apprenticeship agreements and upon performance thereof issue certificates of completion of apprenticeship;

(6) Terminate or cancel apprenticeship agreements in accordance with the agreements, and deregister apprenticeship programs;

(7) Bring about the settlement of differences arising out of the apprenticeship agreement where the differences cannot be otherwise adjusted locally;

(8) Issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of this chapter;

(9) Appoint personnel as are necessary in the execution of the functions required under this chapter;

(10) Perform other duties as are necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of this chapter or rules pertaining to apprenticeship; and

(11) Accord reciprocal approval to apprenticeship programs and agreements that are registered in other states by the federal Office of Apprenticeship or a recognized agency of a state if such reciprocity is requested by the apprenticeship program sponsor. Program sponsors seeking reciprocal approval shall meet the wage and hour provisions and apprentice ratio standards of this State. [L Sp 1941, c 23, pt of 1; am L 1943, c 158, 1; RL 1945, 4142; RL 1955, 89-5; am L 1963, c 55, 1; am L 1967, c 20, 1(d); HRS 372-5; am L 2012, c 14, 6]

 

Cross References

 

Rules, see chapter 91 and 371-7.

 

 

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