HB12-1227 - Integrated Basic Educ & Skills Training Cert Prog

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning Postsecondary Certificate Programs That Combine Basic Education Course Work With Skills Training.

The bill directs the state board of community colleges and occupational education (board), conditional on the availability of moneys, to design a certificate program through which persons who are identified as needing basic skills remedial course work or who are eligible for adult literacy education may obtain a career and technical education certificate within 12 months by taking courses that integrate basic skills training with college-level occupational skills training. The board will collaborate with and may enter into memorandums of understanding with the department of education and the department of labor in designing the certificate program to ensure that it can be implemented locally in collaboration with the family literacy education grant program and the work force investment program.

A community college or local district junior college that chooses to implement the certificate program shall collaborate with the local entities that provide family literacy education and work force investment programs, if any.

The board shall report annually to the general assembly concerning implementation of the certificate programs.

Latest update: February 22, 2012
02/22/2012 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
02/06/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs