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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Apprenticeship ratios

Each apprenticeship program must include a numeric ratio of apprentices to journeyworkers (PDF) consistent with proper supervision, training, safety, and continuity of employment.

The State of Minnesota Apprenticeship Ratio Policy (PDF) provides for one journeyworker for the first apprentice
regularly employed plus one apprentice for each additional three journeyworkers employed. This ratio policy,
in the interest of safety and proper instruction of the apprentice, applies to the site at which the work is being


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