39-6-101. Duties of department -- definitions. (1) The department shall:
(a) encourage and promote the making of apprenticeship agreements conforming to the standards established by or in accordance with this chapter;
(b) register apprenticeship agreements that are in the best interests of the apprenticeship and conform to the standards established by or in accordance with this chapter;
(c) keep a record of apprenticeship agreements and, taking into consideration performance of the agreement, issue certificates of completion of apprenticeship;
(d) terminate or cancel any apprenticeship agreements in accordance with the provisions of the agreements;
(e) provide assistance for the development of on-the-job training programs in nonapprenticeable occupations;
(f) establish standards for apprenticeship agreements in conformity with the provisions of this chapter;
(g) use the standard prevailing wage rate for construction services, as defined in 18-2-401, for a prevailing wage rate district as provided in 18-2-411 as a base on which an apprenticeship wage is calculated pursuant to 39-6-108 for apprentices;
(h) adopt rules necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of this chapter; and
(i) perform other duties that may be required by federal regulations, provided that the federal regulations are not in conflict with this chapter.
(2) At least once every 2 years, the department shall report on its activities and findings to the governor and, as provided in 5-11-210, to the legislature. The department shall also make the report available to the public.
(3) For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Apprentice" means a worker employed to learn a skilled occupation under a written apprenticeship agreement registered with the department.
(b) "Department" means the department of labor and industry.