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Promotion Of Apprenticeships

Concerning the creation of a navigator program to promote apprenticeships to high school students, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Labor & Employment
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill directs the office of future of work (office) in the department of labor and employment to create an a two year apprenticeship navigator pilot program (program) with 2 full-time apprenticeship navigators, with each apprenticeship navigator assigned to a different school district selected by the office. The purpose of the program is to increase awareness of registered apprenticeship programs among graduating high school students in the selected school districts.

The bill also directs the office to promote apprenticeship programs to high school students by creating and maintaining a web-based job board of apprenticeships and incorporating apprenticeships in the state's career planning tools.

The bill appropriates $342,638 to the department of labor and employment for use by the executive director's office for the 2023-24 state fiscal year. The bill also appropriates $44,000 to the department of education from the general fund for the 2023-24 state fiscal year.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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