The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 1601. Definitions
As used in this chapter:
(1) "Articulation agreement" means a written agreement between a secondary school and a postsecondary institution or registered apprenticeship program specifying the responsibilities for each party to the agreement with respect to student apprentices working towards completion of a registered apprenticeship program or a postsecondary degree. The agreement may include acceptance of a student apprentice into a registered apprenticeship program or postsecondary school pending completion of a student apprenticeship program.
(2) "Industry competency standards" mean performance criteria developed jointly by educators and business representatives and adopted by the State Board that define skills and knowledge that are needed in the workplace.
(3) "Registered apprenticeship" means an apprenticeship or on the job training program registered by the State Apprenticeship Council under 21 V.S.A. § 1102 in which a person enters into a contract to receive instruction and occupational preparation in a trade, craft, or business from an employer and is provided wages in consideration for services.
(4) "Student apprentice" means an individual, enrolled in a school, who is participating in a student apprenticeship program approved by the regional advisory board and who is employed in accordance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
(5) "Student apprentice coordinator" means a licensed professional educator whom the State Board of Education finds qualified to plan, implement and evaluate a student apprenticeship program.
(6) "Student apprenticeship program" means a skill-based education program that coordinates and integrates classroom instruction with a structured, work-based learning experience. An individual participating in a student apprenticeship program receives academic instruction and training in a skilled occupation that prepares him or her for postsecondary education, advanced training, or direct employment in a position higher than entry level.
(7) "Worksite mentors" mean individuals employed by business and industry who have demonstrated mastery of their craft or profession, who have been prepared to carry out the role of student advisor, and who provide worksite learning experiences to student apprentices.
(8) "Worksite training" means the part of the apprenticeship program conducted at the place of business or industry. (Added 1993, No. 155 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 17, 1994; amended 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 159, eff. Feb. 14, 2014.)