Mauritius Institute of Training and Development Act

Mauritius Institute of Training and Development Regulations 1994

[GN 176 of 1994 – 22 October 1994] [Section 25]

1. These regulations may be cited as the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development Regulations 1994.

2. In these regulations –

"academic year" has the same meaning as in section 37 of the Education Act;

"Act" means the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development Act;

"apprentice" means any person bound by a contract of apprenticeship;

"apprenticeship" means any system by which an employer undertakes by contract to employ a person and to train him or have him trained systematically in a trade for a period, the duration of which is fixed in advance and in the course of which the apprentice is bound to work in the employer's service;

"approved employer" means any person who is authorised to enter into a contract of apprenticeship with an apprentice;

"Committee" means the Apprenticeship Committee referred to in regulation 3;

"contract" means a contract of apprenticeship which has been approved and registered with the Institute;

"designated officer" means an officer of the Board, other than the Director, specially designated as such for the purpose of these regulations;

"designated trade" means a trade designated by the Minister, by notice in the Gazette, on the recommendation of the Committee;

"member" –

(a) means a member of the Committee; and

(b) includes a co-opted member;

"period of probation" means the period specified in regulation 14(1).

[Reg. 2 amended by reg. 3(a) of GN 12 of 2006 w.e.f. 28 January 2006; reg. 3 of GN 226 of 2007 w.e.f. 29 December 2007.]

3. (1) There shall be for the purposes of these regulations an Apprenticeship Committee.

(2) The Committee shall consist of –

 (a) the Director, as Chairperson;

 (b) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of labour;

 (c) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of training;

 (d) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of civil affairs;

 (e) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of industry;

 (f) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of education;

 (g) 4 representatives of the Federation of Employers; and

 (h) 4 representatives of trade unions of employees.

(3) The representatives of the Federation of Employers and of trade unions of employees shall be appointed by the Minister on the recommendation of the Council.

(4) (a) The Committee may co-opt any additional member where any specific trade or matter is dealt with by the Committee.

(b) A co-opted member shall not have the right to vote.

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