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PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 744
PRINTER'S NO. 1002
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
393
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY HARKINS, ROEBUCK, KINSEY, BIZZARRO, READSHAW,
FREEMAN, CALTAGIRONE, SCHLOSSBERG, MURT, T. DAVIS, LONGIETTI,
GROVE, PASHINSKI, McCLINTON, THOMAS, RAPP, BROWN, HILL-EVANS,
MULLINS, DEASY, STRUZZI, FARRY, KORTZ, POLINCHOCK AND STURLA,
MARCH 6, 2019
AS AMENDED ON SECOND CONSIDERATION, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
MARCH 19, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in vocational education, providing
for an PASMART online career resource center.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known
as the Public School Code of 1949, is amended by adding a
section to read:
Section 1842.1. PASMART Online Career Resource Center.--(a)
The Department of Education shall establish, in consultation
with the Department of Labor and Industry and the Department of
Agriculture, a central online clearinghouse, no later than the
commencement of the 2021-2022 school year, which AND THE
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, SHALL ESTABLISH A CENTRAL ONLINE
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CLEARINGHOUSE TO BE MADE AVAILABLE ON A PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE
INTERNET WEBSITE MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
INDUSTRY. THE WEBSITE, WHICH SHALL BE AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN
THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR, shall at a
minimum include an online database of the following:
(1) Postsecondary pathways and options.
(2) Career and technical education and workforce
opportunities.
(3) Career pathways.
(4) Data and statistics on employment opportunities and
compensation.
(5) Statewide and regional articulation agreements.
(6) Other relevant career resources.
(b) The online database shall be easily accessible by
students, parents, educators, school officials and the general
public. The Department of Education PARTICIPATING STATE AGENCIES
may utilize existing resources or clearinghouses available from
other agencies to compile the clearinghouse information.
(c) The Department of Education PARTICIPATING STATE AGENCIES
shall explore the possibility of Federal or private funding to
support the clearinghouse.
(d) The Department of Education, at least annually, shall
update the online database. THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
INDUSTRY, IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, SHALL ENSURE THAT THE
CLEARINGHOUSE IS UPDATED ANNUALLY.
Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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