Registered Apprenticeship

Virginia Apprenticeship Council

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 20-21 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 technical instruction.

NEW!  Recording of the Virginia Apprenticeship Council Meeting – Thursday, November 05, 2020


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

Apprenticeship Council
Dr. Ken Nicely
Term Expires: 09/2023
Mr. Gerald W. Simpson
Term Expires: 09/2023
Mr. Christopher M. Cash
Term Expires: 06/2021
Mr. Steve S. Martin
Term Expires: 09/2023
Ms. Laura Duckworth
Term Expires: 09/2023
Mr. Michael L. Mays
Term Expires: 09/2023
Mr. R. Dudley Harris
Term Expires: 06/2021
Dr. Latitia McCane
Term Expires: 09/2023
Dr. Jameo Pollock
Term Expires: 09/2023
Ex-Officio Members

Ellen Marie Hess
Virginia Employment Commission



Dr. Glenn DuBois, Chancellor Ex-Officio
Virginia Community College System

Designee: Mr. Todd Estes

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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