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Full Text of SB1919  101st General Assembly


Sen. Ann Gillespie

Filed: 3/27/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1919 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Public Community College Act is amended by
5adding Section 2-26 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 805/2-26 new)
7    Sec. 2-26. 21st Century Employment grant program.
8    (a) The State Board shall establish and administer a 21st
9Century Employment grant program. To qualify for a grant, a
10community college district and a public high school located in
11that district must jointly establish a collaborative regional
12partnership with workforce development organizations,
13including community-based organizations with a vested interest
14in the workforce, regional economic development organizations,
15and economic development officials in the district, along with
16manufacturers, healthcare service providers, and innovative



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1technology businesses that have a presence in the district, to
2provide a manufacturing training program. A grant recipient
3must provide the State Board with a plan that meets all of the
4following requirements:
5        (1) The plan shall define specific goals that a student
6    must meet upon graduation.
7        (2) The plan shall include the type of professional
8    skills that will be taught in order for the students to
9    gain and retain employment. The professional skills
10    curriculum in the program shall include, but not be limited
11    to, training on all of the following:
12            (A) Effective communication skills.
13            (B) Teamwork.
14            (C) Dependability.
15            (D) Adaptability.
16            (E) Conflict resolution.
17            (F) Flexibility.
18            (G) Leadership.
19            (H) Problem-solving.
20            (I) Research.
21            (J) Creativity.
22            (K) Work ethic.
23            (L) Integrity.
24        In awarding grants under this Section, the State Board
25    must give priority to plans that demonstrate a formal
26    articulation agreement between a public high school and a



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1    community college district.
2        (3) The plan shall include a budget that includes any
3    outside donations, including any in-kind donations, made
4    to help the program, including from non-profit entities and
5    individuals.
6        (4) The plan shall include the proposed number of
7    individuals who would be enrolled in the program, along
8    with the places that those individuals could be employed at
9    after graduation and what industries would be targeted. The
10    plan must support a seamless transition into higher
11    education and career opportunities and must outline the
12    college credit and on-the-job training hours that will
13    transfer from the high school to a community college.
14        (5) The plan shall require a private-public
15    partnership clause that requires private businesses to
16    contribute an amount determined by the State Board and the
17    collaborative regional partnership that does not exceed
18    40% of the amount of the total project. The applicant must
19    provide the State Board with a receipt of contributions
20    from businesses to evidence compliance with this
21    paragraph. However, businesses may contribute equipment or
22    offer their facilities, in which case a business shall
23    establish a cost of use of its facility, to meet the
24    requirements of this paragraph.
25        (6) The plan shall indicate the certificates that the
26    community college or high school will offer to students



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1    upon graduation, as agreed to by the collaborative regional
2    partnership. The community college or high school shall
3    offer no less than 6 types of industry-recognized
4    certificates.
5    (b) The State Board shall establish an advisory board for
6the grant program established under subsection (a) that
7consists of all of the following members:
8        (1) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
9        (2) The Executive Director of the State Board.
10        (3) The State Superintendent of Education.
11        (4) The Director of Labor.
12        (5) A senator appointed by the President of the Senate.
13        (6) A senator appointed by the Minority Leader of the
14    Senate.
15        (7) A representative appointed by the Speaker of the
16    House of Representatives.
17        (8) A representative appointed by the Minority Leader
18    of the House of Representatives.
19        (9) A member from a statewide organization that
20    represents manufacturing companies throughout this State,
21    appointed by the Governor.
22        (10) A member who represents at-risk students,
23    including, but not limited to, opportunity youth,
24    appointed by the Governor.
25        (11) A member from a statewide organization that
26    represents multiple employee unions in this State,



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1    appointed by the Governor.
2        (12) A member from a trade union, appointed by the
3    Governor.
4        (13) A member from a statewide organization that
5    represents the business community, appointed by the
6    Governor.
7        (14) A member from a statewide organization that
8    represents service employees in this State, appointed by
9    the Governor.
10        (15) Educators representing various regions of this
11    State from professional teachers' organizations, appointed
12    by the Governor.
13        (16) A member from a statewide organization that
14    represents hospitals in this State, appointed by the
15    Governor.
16        (17) A president of a community college, appointed by
17    the Governor.
18        (18) A district superintendent of a high school
19    district, appointed by Governor.
20    The members of the advisory board shall serve without
21compensation but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and
22necessary expenses from funds appropriated to the State Board
23for that purpose, including travel, subject to the rules of the
24appropriate travel control board.
25    The advisory board shall meet at the call of the State
26Board and shall report to the State Board. The State Board



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1shall provide administrative and other support to the advisory
3    (c) The advisory board established under subsection (b)
4shall have all of the following duties:
5        (1) To review the progress made by each grant
6    recipient, including, but not limited to, the
7    gainful-employment success rate, how many students remain
8    employed for how long, and how many students went on to
9    receive higher manufacturing certificates.
10        (2) To review how many students went on to complete a
11    paid internship or apprenticeship upon graduation.
12        (3) To compile a list of programs offered by each
13    community college or high school.
14        (4) To analyze whether the certificates are closing the
15    gap in education for the current needs of the labor force,
16    and to offer suggestions on how to close the gap if one
17    still exists.
18        (5) To suggest certificates that could help future
19    employers looking to locate in this State.
20        (6) To offer guidelines for the types of certificates
21    that a community college or high school should pursue.
22        (7) To offer possible rules to the State Board that the
23    grant process should follow.
24    (d) The State Board may adopt any rules necessary for the
25purposes of this Section.".