Public Act 90-0758 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0758

HB2909 Enrolled                                LRB9010051MWcd

    AN  ACT  to  amend  the  Civil  Administrative   Code  of
Illinois by changing Section 46.19j.

    Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section  5.  The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by changing Section 46.19j as follows:

    (20 ILCS 605/46.19j)
    Sec.   46.19j.  Job  Training  and  Economic  Development
Demonstration Grant Program.
    (a)  Legislative findings.  The  General  Assembly  finds
         (1)  despite  the  large  number  of  unemployed job
    seekers, many employers are  having  difficulty  matching
    the  skills  they  require  with the skills of workers; a
    similar  problem  exists  in  industries  where   overall
    employment  may  not  be  expanding but there is an acute
    need for skilled workers in particular occupations;
         (2)  the  State  of  Illinois  should  foster  local
    economic development  by  linking  the  job  training  of
    unemployed  disadvantaged  citizens  with  the  workforce
    needs of local business and industry; and
         (3)  employers  often  need assistance in developing
    training resources that will provide  work  opportunities
    for disadvantaged populations.
    (b)  Definitions.  As used in this Section Act:
    "Community   based   provider"   means  a  not-for-profit
organization, with local boards of directors,  that  directly
provides job training services.
    "Disadvantaged  persons" has the same meaning as the term
is defined in Titles Title II-A and II-C of the  federal  Job
Training Partnership Act.
    "Training  partners" means a community-based provider and
one or more  employers  who  have  established  training  and
placement linkages.
    (c)  From   funds  appropriated  for  that  purpose,  the
Department of Commerce and Community Affairs shall administer
a Job Training and Economic Development  Demonstration  Grant
Program.   The  Director  shall make not less than 12 and not
more than 20 demonstration project grants to  community-based
providers.    The   grants  shall  be  made  to  support  the
         (1)  partnerships between community-based  providers
    and  employers  for  the  customized training of existing
    low-skilled,   low-wage   employees   and   newly   hired
    disadvantaged persons; and
         (2)  partnerships between community-based  providers
    and  employers  to  develop and operate training programs
    that would link the work force needs  of  local  industry
    with   the   job  training  of  unemployed  disadvantaged
    (d)  For  projects  created  under   paragraph   (1)   of
subsection (c) (b):
         (1)  the   Department   shall  give  a  priority  to
    projects that include an in-kind match by an employer  in
    partnership  with a community-based provider and projects
    that use instructional materials and training instructors
    directly used in the  specific  industry  sector  of  the
    partnership employer; and
         (2)  the  partnership  employer  must  be  an active
    participant in the curriculum development,  employ  under
    250    workers,   and   train   primarily   disadvantaged
    (e)  For  projects  created  under   paragraph   (2)   of
subsection (c) (b):
         (1)  community  based organizations shall assess the
    employment barriers and needs of local residents and work
    in   partnership   with   local   economic    development
    organizations to identify the priority workforce needs of
    the local industry;
         (2)  training  partners,  that  is,  community-based
    organizations  and  employers,  shall  work  together  to
    design   programs   with   maximum   benefits   to  local
    disadvantaged persons and local employers;
         (3)  employers  must  be  involved  in   identifying
    specific   skill-training   needs,  planning  curriculum,
    assisting   in   training   activities,   providing   job
    opportunities, and coordinating job retention for  people
    hired  after  training through this program and follow-up
    support; and
         (4)  the community-based organizations  shall  serve
    disadvantaged persons, including welfare recipients.
    (f)  The  Department  shall  adopt  rules  for  the grant
program and shall create a competitive application  procedure
for those grants to be awarded beginning in fiscal year 1998.
Grants  shall  be  based  on  a performance based contracting
system.  Each grant shall be based on the cost  of  providing
the  training  services  and  the goals negotiated and made a
part of the contract between the Department and the  training
partners.  The goals shall include the number of people to be
trained,  the  number who stay in the program, the number who
complete the program, the number who enter employment,  their
wages,  and  the  number who retain employment.  The level of
success in achieving employment, wage,  and  retention  goals
shall  be  a  primary  consideration for determining contract
renewals and subsequent  funding  levels.    In  setting  the
goals,  due  consideration  shall  be given to the education,
work experience, and job readiness  of  the  trainees;  their
barriers  to  employment; and the local job market.  Periodic
payments under the contracts shall be based on the degree  to
which  the relevant negotiated goals have been met during the
payment period.
(Source: P.A. 90-474, eff. 1-1-98; revised 1-7-98.)

    Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
becoming law.

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