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HF 1337

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/11/2021 04:19pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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1st Engrossment Posted on 03/11/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to career preparedness; creating a career pathway demonstration program
and grant; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; CAREER PATHWAY DEMONSTRATION
PROGRAM.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Demonstration program. new text end

new text begin A career pathway demonstration program is
created to encourage, support, and continue student participation in a structured career
pathway program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) $100,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the
general fund to the Department of Labor and Industry for a grant to Independent School
District No. 294, Houston, for the Minnesota Virtual Academy's career pathway program
with Operating Engineers Local 49. The program may include up to five semesters of courses
and must lead to eligibility into the Operating Engineers Local 49 apprenticeship program.
new text end

new text begin (b) The grant may be used to encourage and support student participation in the career
pathway program through additional academic, counseling, and other support services
provided by the student's enrolling school district. The Minnesota Virtual Academy may
contract with a student's enrolling school district to provide these services.
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new text begin (c) The appropriation does not cancel and is available until June 30, 2023.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin On January 15, 2024, Independent School District No. 294, Houston,
must submit a written report to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over education
and workforce development describing students' experiences with the program. The report
must document the program's spending, list the number of students participating in the
program and entering the apprenticeship program, and make recommendations for improving
support of career pathway programs statewide.
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