Apprenticeship Law and Legal Definition

Apprenticeship refers to a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a skill. A person gains instruction in a trade or art while working for an employer who helps the apprentices learn their trade, in exchange for their continuing labor for an agreed period after they become skilled. Usually apprenticeship is conducted under a legal agreement. The agreement defines the relationship between master and learner. The duration and conditions of relationship will be reduced in words. Leaner is bound by legal agreement to work for another for a specific amount of time in return for master’s instruction in a trade, art, or business. Apprenticeship programs in the U.S. are regulated by the National Apprenticeship Act, also known as the Fitzgerald Act.