Apprenticeship

NAEC’s (National Association of Elevator Contractors) National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards has been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. The nationally recognized training program for the elevator industry included in the standard is the NAEC CETTM Education Program.

The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship has approved the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards for the Accessibility and Private Residence Lift Technician. The nationally recognized training program for the Accessibility and Private Lift industry included in the standard is the NAEC CAT® Education Program. Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.

NAEC, founded in 1950, is a national non-profit trade association representing vertical transportation related firms worldwide committed to the safety of the riding public. NAEC recognizes the need for structured training programs that includes accountability to maintain the high level of skill and competence demanded in the vertical transportation industry. The guideline was developed by the NAEC Education Committee for NAEC members to utilize in developing their local Apprenticeship Standards.

Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 29, outlines the requirements for registration of acceptable apprenticeship programs for Federal purposes, and sets forth labor standards that safeguard the welfare of apprentices. Such registration may be by the U. S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, or by a State Apprenticeship Agency recognized by the Office of Apprenticeship as the appropriate body in that State for approval of local apprenticeship programs for Federal purposes. Title 29, CFR part 30 sets forth the requirements for equal employment opportunity in apprenticeship to which all registered apprenticeship programs must adhere.

The purpose of NAEC’s National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards (National Guideline Standards) is to provide policy and guidance to local contractors/sponsors in developing Standards for Apprenticeship for local approval and registration. These National Guideline Standards are certified by the U. S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship as substantially conforming to the requirements of Title 29, CFR parts 29 and 30. State Apprenticeship Agencies recognized by the Office of Apprenticeship to register local programs, and/or local laws and regulations, may impose additional requirements that must be addressed in the local apprenticeship standards.

Local Standards of Apprenticeship must be developed and registered by each contractor/sponsor that undertakes to carry out an apprenticeship training program. The local Standards of Apprenticeship will be the written plan outlining all terms and conditions for the recruitment, selection, employment, training, and supervision of apprentices as subscribed by the contractor, and must meet all the requirements of the Registration Agency.

The establishment of local apprenticeship programs under these National Guideline Standards will provide the contractor/sponsor with a skilled and versatile work force at each of its locations by providing apprentices the opportunity to become journeyworkers through an organized and properly supervised program of training, practical experience and related instruction.

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