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Workforce Grants Technical Language (language only)

Item 141 #4h

Item 141 #4h

Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Language

Page 153, strike lines 30 through 35 and insert:

"2. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) shall develop guidelines for the program, collect data, evaluate and approve grant funds for allocation to eligible institutions.  Such guidelines shall require that program funds be used for high-demand occupations that align with the industry clusters identified in the growth and diversification plans developed by regional councils at the direction of the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board.  SCHEV shall submit these guidelines to the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board for input prior to to any allocation of grant funds to eligible institutions.

3.  Local community colleges shall not start new workforce programs that would duplicate existing high school and adult Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for high-demand occupations in order to receive funding under this Grant.  Prior to the allocation of grant funds, the recipient must demonstrate that there are inadequate existing programs offered in the public or private sector to deliver training for the high-demand occupations."



Explanation

(This amendment makes technical changes to the workforce credential grant language to better align credentials with industry needs.)