The bill changes the title of the "Colorado Work Force Investment Act" to the "Colorado Work Force Innovation and Opportunity Act" and aligns the current state statute with the federal "Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act" (Act).
Federal law previously required each work force board to establish a youth council as a subgroup within the work force board. Because federal law no longer requires the youth council, the bill deletes its establishment from statute. Pursuant to the opportunity created by the Act, the bill allows for the establishment of standing committees to address local work force area issues. The bill incorporates existing work force investment programs for the purpose of delivering services pursuant to the Act.
The bill deletes the requirements for designating a one-stop partner operator because federal law currently requires a procurement process.
Pursuant to federal requirements, the bill requires a one-stop career center that receives federal work force funds from the United States department of labor to provide veterans priority employment and training services.
The bill deletes the requirement that the state work force development council submit recommendations for the allocation of federal funds to the joint budget committee. The current practice is to make recommendations to the governor, and this requirement is retained in statute.
The bill deletes the requirements for making appointments to the state work force development council and requires the appointments to meet the minimum requirements of the Act.