2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Reeves
Co-Patron(s): Cosgrove, DeSteph
VCCS - Aviation Credentials for HS Students (language only)

Item 215 #1s

Item 215 #1s

Virginia Community College System


Page 269, lines 48-50, strike and insert:

"P. Out of this appropriation, $15,000,000 the second year from the general fund, including $5,000,000 in one-time funding, is designated to increase the availability and attainment of industry-recognized certifications or credentials for high school students. Out of this appropriation, $3,400,000 shall be dedicated to programs training high school students for aviation maintenance certifications and credentials. For the purposes of this Item, the Virginia Space Grants Consortium is eligible for funding of $1,900,000 out of this appropriation to provide scholarships for high school students to participate in immersive ground and flight training through the solo experience and obtainment of a private pilot certification."


(This amendment provides additional language to include the Virginia Space Grants Consortium as part of the funding to support attainment of industry-recognized certifications and credentials for high school students to address pilot industry shortages through programs offered by the consortium. The additional resources provided by this amendment will allow these programs to enroll, train, and certify more students.)