2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Comm Ctr Advanced Manufacturing Satellite (language only)

Item 114 #1c

Item 114 #1c

Commerce And Trade
Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Page 91, line 1, after "N.", insert "1."
Page 91, after line 9, insert:
"2. Out of the amounts for Economic Development Services shall be provided $300,000 the second year from the general fund to finance the workforce needs identified as a result of the working group review conducted pursuant to paragraph N.1. of this item.  Of these amounts, $150,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Shenandoah Valley Partnership and Workforce Investment Board used to plan, coordinate and conduct a regional study, to contract with experts for data collection and analysis, for regional outreach and communication, and to print and disseminate the study results.  The remaining $150,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to coordinate industry-specific training at Blue Ridge Community College and provide seed money to existing regional education and training providers so that previously identified workforce training needs of manufacturers in the Shenandoah Valley region can be immediately addressed."

(This amendment provides $300,000 in the second year from the general fund to implement the findings of a workgroup headed by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership on how best to leverage the expertise of the existing Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing and develop a satellite site in the Shenandoah Valley.)