means an apprentice enrolled and registered in an apprenticeship training
program approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), United
States Department of Labor.
"Apprentice utilization preference" means the preference that is given to
public works contract bidders who commit to ensure the appropriate percentage
of labor hours will be performed by apprentices.
"Labor hours" means the total hours of
workers receiving an hourly wage who are directly employed on the site of the
public works project.
(i) "Labor hours"
includes hours worked by persons employed by the contractor and all
subcontractors working on the project.
(ii) "Labor hours" does not include hours
worked by foremen, superintendents and owners.
(d) "Approved apprenticeship training
program" means an apprenticeship training program approved by and registered
with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, United States Department of
(e) "Department" means the
Department of Workforce Services.