A. Except as provided in COMAR 09.01.12.01C, these regulations do not apply to youth apprenticeship under Apprenticeship Maryland.
B. The purpose of this chapter is to:
(1) Establish guidelines and standards necessary for the development of skilled apprenticeship programs;
(2) Establish guidelines to protect workers who participate in apprenticeship programs;
(3) Establish labor standards to safeguard the welfare of apprentices; and
(4) Prescribe policies and procedures concerning the registration for State and federal purposes of acceptable apprenticeship and training programs with the Council which is recognized as a registration agency for federal purposes by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.