44.1. The Commission shall, by regulation, establish an apprenticeship scheme, responsive to labour market needs, to assist young persons and adults in entering trades or professions.
The scheme shall focus on in-plant training, while maintaining the general education provided by educational institutions.
The scheme shall prepare apprentices to carry on a trade or profession through the acquisition of qualifying, combinable and transferable vocational training, certified by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports.
In administering the apprenticeship scheme, the Minister shall solicit and obtain the participation of educational institutions and employers.
1997, c. 20, s. 11; 1997, c. 63, s. 99; 2005, c. 28, s. 195.