CHAPTER 492

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

IN REFERENCE TO THE PAYMENT OF COSTS FOR INSTITUTIONAL INSTRUCTION TO APPRENTICES.

WHEREAS, the apprenticeship system has long been the keystone of the development of skilled and technical manpower in the United States; and

WHEREAS, the importance of the apprenticeship. system has been recognized by the General Assembly and Governor of the State of Delaware by the creation of the State Apprenticeship and Training Council in the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; and

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the State Apprenticeship and Training Council that the apprenticeship program as it relates to continuation school has been discouraged by the costs imposed upon apprentices who are attempting to continue their formal or technical education at night or otherwise on their own time while working at learning their respective crafts and that such Council has recommended that these costs be considered part of the educational process to be paid for by the educational system rather than to be charged to the individual apprentice;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the 123rd General Assembly, the Senate concurring therein, that it is the declared public policy of the State of Delaware that the educational costs of the apprenticeship system of this State shall be considered part of the public education system of the State of Delaware; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the State Board for Vocational Education is hereby directed to include the estimated costs of institutional instruction for apprentices, including textbooks and supplies, as a separate item in its regular budget request in any year, beginning with the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1966.

Approved December 27, 1965.