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204 PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 265, 267-MAY 21, 1946 [60 STAT. Nonapplicability. SEC. 2 . The provisions of this Act shall not apply to skilled-trades employees of the mail-equipment shops, job cleaners in first- and second-class post offices, and employees who are paid on a fee or con- tract basis. Appropriatio au- SEC. 3 . There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums Post, p. 27. as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. Effective date. SEC. 4 . This Act shall take effect on January 1, 1946. Approved May 21, 1946. [CHAPTER 267] May 21,1946 Is. 1189] To provide for voluntary apprenticeship in the District of Columbia. [Public Law 387] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Vtieluntry apren United States of America in Congress assembled, That it is the pur- pose of this Act to open to young people in the District of Columbia the opportunity to obtain training that will equip them for profitable employment and citizenship; to set up, as a means to this end, a pro- gram of voluntary apprenticeship under approved apprenticeship agreements providing facilities for their training and guidance in the arts and crafts of industry and trade, with parallel instruction in related and supplementary education; to promote employment oppor- tunities for young people under conditions providing adequate train- ing and reasonable earnings; to relate the supply of skilled workers to employment demands; to establish standards for apprentice training; to establish an apprenticeship council; to provide for the establishment of local joint trade apprenticeship committees to assist in effectuating the purposes of this Act; to provide for a director of apprenticeship within the District of Columbia; to provide for reports to the Congress and to the public regarding the status of apprenticeship in the District of Columbia; to establish a procedure for the determination of apprenticeship agreement controversies; and to accomplish related ends. Apprenticeship SEC. 2. Without regard for any other provision of law with respect Council. Appointment; corn- to the appointment of officers and employees of the United States or position. the District of Columbia, the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall appoint an Apprenticeship Council, composed of three representatives each from employer and employee organizations, Exofficio mmbers. respectively. The Superintendent of Schools in the District of Columbia or, if he shall so designate, his representative in charge of trade and industrial education, and the Director of the District of Columbia Employment Center shall, ex officio, be members of said Terms ofoffice. council, without vote. The terms of office of the members of the Apprenticeship Council first appointed by the Commissioners shall expire as designated by them at the time of making the appointment: One representative each of employers and employees being appointed for one year; one representative each of employers and employees being appointed for two years; and one representative each of employers and employees for three years. Thereafter, each member shall be appointed for a term of three years. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term of his Compensation. predecessor shall be appointed for the remainder of said term. The compensation of each member may be fixed without regard to the 42 Stat. 1488 . provisions of the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, and each 5 U.S. C . §§661-674; Supp. V, §661e seg. member of the council, not otherwise compensated by public money. Pt, pp. 218, 2i9. shall be paid not more than $10 per day for each day spent in attend- ance at meetings of the Apprenticeship Council. Director of Appren- SEC. 3. The Secretary of Labor shall appoint a Director of Appren- ceship. ticeship who shall serve without compensation and who shall have no