What situations DO NOT meet the intent of the contract in terms of the request for exception and waiver?

Many commonly submitted concerns do not meet the contract requirement for demonstrating evidence of an effort to meet the apprentice utilization goal. Keep in mind that the intent of the requirement is you will utilize Registered Apprenticeship Programs to train apprentices. Very few situations where a contractor does not use Registered Apprenticeship Programs to meet the requirement will be accepted. The following are some examples that do NOT meet the requirement:

  • Falling short of the requirement due to subcontractors not using apprentices
  • Not using a Registered Apprenticeship Program while you are trying to get your own program approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council
  • Not using a Registered Apprenticeship Program due to cost
  • Not using a Registered Apprenticeship Program because you are an out-of-state contractor
  • Not replacing an apprentice who quit or was fired
  • Not using enough apprentices because certain work is too dangerous or the apprentices do not have the appropriate skills.

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1. What is a “Registered Apprenticeship Program,” and how can I find one?
2. What labor hours will be counted?
3. Do I have to have apprentices for every trade?
4. Do non-union contractors have to meet the requirement when there are not as many non-union training programs available?
5. If a training program is in the process of being approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council, what is recommended to meet the requirements until the program is approved?
6. What is the CAP?
7. What do some of the terms mean?
8. When is the CAP requirement not applicable?
9. Why do we have a CAP?
10. Why does Whatcom County require 15% apprentice utilization?
11. What is the purpose of the CAP Utilization Plan and what is the County looking for in the plan I submit?
12. My plan shows that I cannot meet the apprentice utilization requirement-what should I do?
13. What does documented evidence for an exception or waiver look like?
14. What situations DO NOT meet the intent of the contract in terms of the request for exception and waiver?
15. How will exceptions and waivers be evaluated?
16. What are the consequences of not meeting the apprentice utilization requirement?
17. Financial Incentives/Penalties