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SF 328 - Funding for Education and Employment Training - Key Vote

Iowa Key Votes




Stage Details

Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Funding for Education and Employment Training

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes grants to community colleges for the development of education and economic projects.

  • Establishes the Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Program (Sec. 2).
  • Appropriates $5 million from the general fund of the state to implement the Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Program each fiscal year (Sec. 2).
  • Requires projects eligible for grants to link community colleges to industry and nonprofit organizations and must relate to a target population (Sec. 3).
  • Defines "target population" as including, but not liimited to, the following (Sec. 3):
    • People with an income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level;
    • People who are unemployed;
    • People who are underemployed; and
    • Workers who are dislocated.
  • Requires community colleges that receive this grant to develop a "Pipeline Program," which includes the following requirements (Sec. 6):
    • Improve and simplify the identification, recruitment and assessment of qualified participants;
    • Provide information to participants about labor market opportunities, employer partners, and the requirements and expectations of the program; and
    • Outline and describe the skills participants will learn and the credentials they will earn.
  • Requires every program receiving this grant to conduct a career pathways and bridge curriculum development program in order to integrate participant's educational and employment opportunities (Sec. 7).
  • Requires grant recipients to meet all of the following requirements (Sec. 17):
    • Attend all classes on a regular basis;
    • Maintain regular contact with staff members in order to have record of students' progress;
    • Sign a release form; and
    • Meet with a staff member in order to develop a job search plan.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Funding for Education and Employment Training

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