The department shall conduct an annual survey of the ethnic derivation of the individuals who are parties to apprentice agreements described in Section 3077. In conducting this survey, the division shall use any pertinent data which the federal government may provide to avoid duplication of effort.
The Division of Apprenticeship Standards shall cooperate in the accomplishment of the survey required by this section. The occasion of this survey may be used to gather such additional current data as may be of benefit to apprenticeship programs.
Data gathered pursuant to this section shall not be evidence per se of
an unlawful employment practice.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize any state agency to require an employer to employ a specified percentage of individuals of any particular ethnic derivation irrespective of such individuals’ qualifications for employment.