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SF 472

3rd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 08/20/2015 04:03pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to workforce development; appropriating money to the commissioner
of employment and economic development for career counseling services;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116L.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [116L.367] HIGH SCHOOL CAREER ADVISING.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Workforce centers; high school career services. new text end

new text begin The workforce
council in each workforce service area must cooperate with school districts and charter
schools to operate a program to assist high school students in selecting careers of interest
to a student and a postsecondary path to prepare for that career. Career advisement
should incorporate the work of local workforce councils; identify strategic industries
and high-growth, in-demand occupations; and include information on various career
paths and associated jobs, the salary profiles of those jobs, and the credentials and other
training desired by employers for those jobs. Workforce advisors are intended to support
and augment school counselors.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin School duties. new text end

new text begin A school district or charter school must assist the local
workforce council by:
new text end

new text begin (1) providing relevant information about the student to the local workforce council
regarding vocational exploration the student has received;
new text end

new text begin (2) identifying opportunities for the council to assist students by providing a room
or other space at school to meet with students, access to assemblies and other groups for
testing and career exploration, and access to teachers through in-service and in other
manners, and supporting students to use a pilot program;
new text end

new text begin (3) working with students after testing and advising by the local workforce council;
and
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new text begin (4) workforce center advisors will coordinate with school advisors to ensure
alignment between academic and career goals.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Allocation formula. new text end

new text begin (a) Seventy percent of available program funds
after administrative costs must be allocated based on the county's share of economically
disadvantaged youth ages 14 to 21. The remaining 30 percent must be allocated based on
the county's share of population ages 14 to 21.
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new text begin (b) Of the total allocation, up to ten percent of program funds may be used for
administrative costs.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin Each local workforce center providing services under this section
shall report annually by January 15 to the commissioner of employment and economic
development in a format determined by the commissioner on:
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new text begin (1) the number of students counseled;
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new text begin (2) the number of students enrolling in a postsecondary institution following
secondary school graduation; and
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new text begin (3) other information related to the program requested by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of employment and economic development for
the purpose of high school career advisors under Minnesota Statutes, section 116L.367.
new text end