2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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SCHEV - Innovative Internship Program

Item 143 #3s

Item 143 #3s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2019 $0 FY2020 $500,000 GF

Page 187, line 36, strike "$17,205,107" and insert "$17,705,107".

Page 189, line 30, strike "and $200,000 the second year".

Page 189, after line 48, insert:

"3.  a. Out of this appropriation, $700,000, the second year from the general fund is designated for an internship program.  The funding is designed to expand paid or credit-bearing student internship and other work-based learning opportunities in collaboration with Virginia employers. The Program comprises institutional grants and a statewide initiative to facilitate the readiness of students, employers, and institutions of higher education to participate in internship and other work-based learning opportunities.

b. In administering the statewide initiative, the Council shall (i) engage stakeholders from business and industry, secondary and higher education, economic development, and state agencies and entities that are successfully engaging employers or successfully operating internship programs; (ii) explore strategies in Virginia and elsewhere on successful institutional, regional, statewide or sector-based internship programs; (iii) gather data on current institutional internship practices, scale, and outcomes; (iv) develop internship readiness educational resources, delivery methods, certification procedures, and outreach and awareness activities for employer partners, students, and institutional career development personnel; (v) pursue shared services or other efficiency initiatives, including technological solutions; and (vi) create a process to track key measures of performance.

c. The Council shall establish eligibility criteria, including requirements for matching funds, for institutional grants. Such grants shall be used to accomplish one or more of the following goals: (i) support state or regional workforce needs; (ii) support initiatives to attract and retain talent in the Commonwealth; (iii) support research and research commercialization in sectors and clusters targeted for development; (iv) support regional economic growth and diversification plans; (v) enhance the job readiness of students; (vi) enhance higher education affordability and timely completion for Virginia students; or (vii) further the objectives of increasing the tech talent pipeline."


(This amendment provides an additional $500,000 GF in the second year for the innovative internship program at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, including $300,000 transferred from Central Appropriations that is in support of additional computer science degrees in support of the tech talent pipeline. The amendment would bring total funding for the program to $700,000 GF in the second year, and specifies parameters for the program that are consistent with Senate Bill 1628, 2019 Session.)