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The Virginia Apprenticeship Council establishes standards for apprentice agreements. The Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry is responsible for administering the provisions of the Voluntary Apprenticeship Act. The Regulations governing the administration of apprenticeship programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia (16 VAC 20-20-10 et.seq) and the Voluntary Apprenticeship Act regulations (Code of Virginia 40.1-117 - 40.1-126).

The Council consists of eleven members representing labor and management who are appointed by the Governor. Ex Officio members include: Commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission, Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, and a local superintendent from a school division that provides apprenticeship related instruction.

The current membership of the Apprenticeship Council and Ex Officio Members consists of:

Apprenticeship Council

Ms. Greta E. Nicholson
Term Expires: 06/20/2018

Mr. R. Dudley Harris
Term Expires: 06/20/2018

Dr. Robert B. Benson
Term Expires: 06/20/2019
Mr. Darold S. Kemp
Term Expires: 06/20/2017
Ms. Rebecca R. Leinen
Term Expires: 06/20/2019
Mr. Terry Kelly
Term Expires: 06/20/2019
Mr. Daniel Brookman
Term Expires: 06/20/2017
Mr. Michael L. Mays
Term Expires: 06/20/19
Mr. Edwin Leigh Armistead
Term Expires: 06/20/19
Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Glenn DuBois, Chancellor
Virginia Community College System

Ellen Marie Hess
Virginia Employment Commission

The Council meets quarterly throughout the state. For the date and location of the next Apprenticeship Council meeting, please visit the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall site.

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