What are the rules concerning vocational training contracts?

What is a vocational training contract?

A vocational training contract is a contract under which the proprietor of an establishment undertakes to equip an individual who attained at least twelve years of age with full vocational training in compliance with the vocation principles. The apprentice shall undertake to serve the employer during the training period under such terms and for such period as may be agreed. The training contract shall be made in writing, otherwise it shall be null and void. Also the employer or any person giving the training must be adequately qualified and experienced in the vocation or trade in which the employee is to be trained. Furthermore, technical facilities and conditions required for teaching the vocation or trade must be made available at the establishment itself.

 

Who can sign a vocational training contract?

A trainee who attains legal age shall sign the contract himself. It is not permissible for any one who did not attain 18 years of age to enter into training contract directly by himself, but shall be represented by his natural or legal guardian or trustee.

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