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HF 1504

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/11/2019 12:23pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/21/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to workforce development; modifying the youth skills training program;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 175.46,
subdivisions 3, 13.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 175.46, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.


(a) The commissioner shall:

(1) approve youth skills training programs new text beginthat train student learners for careers new text endin
high-growth, high-demand occupations that provide:

(i) that the work of the student learner in the occupations declared particularly hazardous
shall be incidental to the training;

(ii) that the work shall be intermittent and for short periods of time, and under the direct
and close supervision of a qualified and experienced person;

(iii) that safety instruction shall be provided to the student learner and may be given by
the school and correlated by the employer with on-the-job training;

(iv) a schedule of organized and progressive work processes to be performed on the job;

(v) a schedule of wage rates in compliance with section 177.24; and

(vi) whether the student learner will obtain secondary school academic credit,
postsecondary credit, or both, for the training program;

(2) approve occupations and maintain a list of approved occupations for programs under
this section;

(3) issue requests for proposals for grants;

(4) work with individuals representing industry and labor to develop new youth skills
training programs;

(5) develop model program guides;

(6) monitor youth skills training programs;

(7) provide technical assistance to local partnership grantees;

(8) work with providers to identify paths for receiving postsecondary credit for
participation in the youth skills training program; and

(9) approve other activities as necessary to implement the program.

(b) The commissioner shall collaborate with stakeholders, including, but not limited to,
representatives of secondary school institutions, career and technical education instructors,
postsecondary institutions, businesses, and labor, in developing youth skills training
programs, and identifying and approving occupations and competencies for youth skills
training programs.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 175.46, subdivision 13, is amended to read:

Subd. 13.

Grant awards.

(a)new text begin The commissioner shall award grants to local partnerships
for youth skills training programs that train student learners for careers in high-growth,
high-demand occupations. Grant awards may not exceed $100,000 per local partnership
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end A local partnership awarded a grant under this section must use the grant award for
any of the following implementation and coordination activities:

(1) recruiting additional employers to provide on-the-job training and supervision for
student learners and providing technical assistance to those employers;

(2) recruiting students to participate in the local youth skills training program, monitoring
the progress of student learners participating in the program, and monitoring program

(3) coordinating youth skills training activities within participating school districts and
among participating school districts, postsecondary institutions, and employers;

(4) coordinating academic, vocational and occupational learning, school-based and
work-based learning, and secondary and postsecondary education for participants in the
local youth skills training program;

(5) coordinating transportation for student learners participating in the local youth skills
training program; and

(6) any other implementation or coordination activity that the commissioner may direct
or permit the local partnership to perform.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Grant awards may not be used to directly or indirectly pay the wages of a student

new text end

new text begin $1,500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $1,500,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the workforce development fund to the commissioner of labor and industry to administer
the youth skills training program and make grant awards under Minnesota Statutes, section
new text end