as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 11:27am
A bill for an act
relating to workforce development; modifying the youth skills training program;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 175.46, subdivision 2; Minnesota
Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 175.46, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 175.46, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
(a) For purposes of this section, the terms in this subdivision have
the meanings given.
(b) "School district" means a school district or charter school.
(c) "Local partnership" means a school district, nonpublic school, intermediate school
district, or postsecondary institution, in partnership with other school districts, nonpublic
schools, intermediate school districts, postsecondary institutions, workforce development
authorities, economic development authorities, nonprofit organizations, labor unions, or
individuals who have an agreement with one or more local employers to be responsible for
implementing and coordinating a local youth skills training program.
(d) "Student learner" means a student who is both enrolled in a course of study at a public
or nonpublic school to obtain related instruction for academic credit and is employed under
a written agreement to obtain on-the-job skills training under a youth skills training program
approved under this section.
(e) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of labor and industry.
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Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 175.46, subdivision 3, is amended
(a) The commissioner shall:
(1) approve youth skills training programs that train student learners for careers in
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
(3) issue requests for proposals for grants;
(4) work with individuals representing industry and labor to develop new youth skills
(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
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(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