1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2976, the delete everything amendment
1.2(H2976DE3), as follows:
1.3Page 6, after line 12, insert:
1.4    "(d) $25,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the general fund for the information
1.5technology apprenticeship pilot program under article 2, section ...."
1.6Page 7, after line 13, insert
1.7    "(c) $25,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the general fund for the precision
1.8manufacturing and health care services pilot program under article 2, section ...."
1.9Page 23, after line 28, insert:

1.10    "Sec. ... Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 181A.07, is amended by adding a subdivision
1.11to read:
1.12    Subd. 7. Approved training programs. The commissioner may grant exemptions
1.13from any provisions of sections 181A.01 to 181A.12 for minors participating in training
1.14programs approved by the commissioner; or students in a valid apprenticeship program
1.15taught by or required by a trade union, the commissioner of education, the commissioner
1.16of employment and economic development, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
1.17Colleges and Universities, or the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota."
1.18Page 27, after line 6, insert:

1.21    The commissioner of labor and industry shall establish pilot programs to develop
1.22competency standards for apprenticeship programs in precision manufacturing and health
1.23care services. The pilot programs shall be administered by the registered apprenticeship
1.24program within the Department of Labor and Industry. In establishing the pilot programs,
1.25the commissioner may convene recognized industry experts and representative employers
1.26to assist in defining credible competency standards acceptable to the information
1.27technology and health care services industries.

2.2    The commissioner of employment and economic development shall establish a pilot
2.3program to develop competency standards for an information technology apprenticeship
2.4program. In establishing the pilot program, the commissioner may convene recognized
2.5industry experts and representative employers to define credible competency standards
2.6acceptable to the information technology industry.

2.7    Sec. ... OUTCOMES.
2.8    The outcomes expected from each of the pilot programs listed in sections 1 and
2.92 include:
2.10    (1) establishment of competency standards for entry level and at least two additional
2.11higher skill levels for apprenticeship training in each industry;
2.12    (2) verification of competency standards and skill levels and their transferability by
2.13representatives of each respective industry;
2.14    (3) clarification of ways for Minnesota educational institutions to engage in
2.15providing training to meet the competency standards established; and
2.16    (4) participation from the identified industry sectors."