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(a) A host agency may convert existing positions into apprenticeships or create new, lower-grade positions for the purpose of establishing apprenticeships; provided, that nothing in this subchapter may be interpreted as requiring the creation of new positions.
(b)(1) New hires and existing employees may be eligible to become apprentices; provided, that no agency may require an employee in an apprenticeable occupation hired before the applicability date of D.C. Law 22-211 , to become an apprentice.
(2) Notwithstanding § 1-608.01(e)(7) , an apprentice shall be a resident of the District of Columbia.
(3) An apprentice shall receive compensation, benefits, and collective bargaining rights consistent with the classification of the apprentice's position under this chapter.
(4) Section 32-1410 shall govern the resolution of disputes arising from terms in an apprenticeship agreement not covered by this chapter or a collective bargaining agreement.
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