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Student-Learner Program

This program is for high school students at least 16 years old who are enrolled in vocational education (shop courses). The employer that hires the student can obtain a certificate from the Department of Labor which allows the student to be paid not less than 75% of the minimum wage, for as long as the student is enrolled in the vocational education program.

Employers interested in applying for a student-learner certificate should contact the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Divisionís, National Certification Team at:

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
230 South Dearborn Street, Room 524
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1591
(312) 596-7195

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