|Posted:||February 13, 2019 08:23 AM|
|From:||Representative Gerald J. Mullery|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Workforce Development Program Inventory and Clearinghouse|
|In many areas around the Commonwealth the various CTE stakeholders are engaging in meaningful partnerships to encourage a continuum of career and workforce development opportunities for our students. However there is a need to focus on encouraging the expansion of quality programs into other parts of the state and even statewide.
Before this goal can be accomplished we must gather a complete accounting of existing CTE programs and use those programs as a model to build and foster local cooperation across the spectrum of stakeholders to improve career opportunities for students in their local communities.
I plan to introduce legislation that would require the Department of Education (PDE) and the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) to conduct a complete inventory of existing workforce development programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels with particular emphasis on opportunities for business-education partnerships with the goal being to share those best practices learned with the various entities to help improve the delivery of career focused opportunities.
This legislation is a part of a bipartisan Career and Technical Education (CTE) legislative package, with the goal to improve the delivery of CTE in the Commonwealth. This package of legislation is a result of the recommendations of the Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness (Select Committee) established pursuant to HR 102 of 2015. I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this important measure.
Introduced as HB394