Chief Sponsor: Jacob L. Anderegg

House Sponsor: Val L. Peterson


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies provisions of the Talent Ready Utah Center.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     modifies the membership of the Talent Ready Utah Board;
13          ▸     creates an apprentice pilot program in the Talent Ready Utah Center;
14          ▸     describes the elements and reporting requirements of an apprentice program; and
15          ▸     makes technical changes.
16     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17          None
18     Other Special Clauses:
19          None
20     Utah Code Sections Affected:
21     AMENDS:
22          63N-12-503, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 423
23          63N-12-504, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 423
24     ENACTS:
25          63N-12-505, Utah Code Annotated 1953

27     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

28          Section 1. Section 63N-12-503 is amended to read:
29          63N-12-503. Talent Ready Utah Board.
30          (1) There is created within GOED the Talent Ready Utah Board composed of the
31     following [13] 14 members:
32          (a) the state superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee;
33          (b) the commissioner of higher education or the commissioner of higher education's
34     designee;
35          (c) the commissioner of technical education or the commissioner of technical
36     education's designee;
37          (d) the executive director of the Department of Workforce Services or the executive
38     director of the department's designee;
39          (e) the executive director of GOED or the executive director's designee;
40          (f) the director of the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing or the
41     director's designee;
42          [(f)] (g) the governor's education advisor or the advisor's designee;
43          [(g)] (h) one member of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate;
44          [(h)] (i) one member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the
45     House of Representatives;
46          [(i)] (j) the president of the Salt Lake Chamber or the president's designee;
47          [(j)] (k) three representatives of private industry chosen by the talent ready board; and
48          [(k)] (l) a representative of the technology industry chosen by the talent ready board.
49          (2) The talent ready board shall select a chair and vice chair from among the members
50     of the talent ready board.
51          (3) The talent ready board shall meet at least quarterly.
52          (4) Attendance of a majority of the members of the talent ready board constitutes a
53     quorum for the transaction of official talent ready board business.
54          (5) Formal action by the talent ready board requires the majority vote of a quorum.
55          (6) A member of the talent ready board:
56          (a) may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service; and
57          (b) who is not a legislator may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance
58     with:

59          (i) Section 63A-3-106;
60          (ii) Section 63A-3-107; and
61          (iii) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
62     63A-3-107.
63          (7) The talent ready board shall:
64          (a) (i) review and develop metrics to measure the progress, performance, effectiveness,
65     and scope of any state operation, activity, program, or service that primarily involves
66     employment training or placement; and
67          (ii) ensure that the metrics described in Subsection (7)(a) are consistent and
68     comparable for each state operation, activity, program, or service that primarily involves
69     employment training or placement;
70          (b) make recommendations to the center regarding how to better align training and
71     education in the state with industry demand;
72          (c) make recommendations to the center regarding how to better align technical
73     education with current and future workforce needs; and
74          (d) coordinate with the center to meet the responsibilities described in Subsection
75     63N-12-502(4).
76          Section 2. Section 63N-12-504 is amended to read:
77          63N-12-504. Reporting.
78          The center shall prepare an annual report describing the center's operations and
79     recommendations for inclusion in GOED's annual written report described in Section
80     63N-1-301, including the results of the apprenticeship pilot program described in Section
81     63N-12-505.
82          Section 3. Section 63N-12-505 is enacted to read:
83          63N-12-505. Apprenticeships.
84          (1) The center in collaboration with the talent ready board shall partner with private
85     businesses and the State Board of Education to create a pilot program for apprenticeships that
86     begin in grade 11 and grade 12.
87          (2) The elements of an apprentice program described in this part may include:
88          (a) partnering with private businesses to offer apprentice positions to high school
89     students;

90          (b) the center soliciting participation from businesses in various sectors, such as
91     advanced manufacturing, information technology, financial services, business operations, and
92     health care;
93          (c) the center in partnership with the State Board of Education soliciting the
94     participation of local education agencies and students;
95          (d) students selected for apprentice positions spending part of the students' week
96     learning at school and part of the week learning at a job with a private business;
97          (e) the center in partnership with the State Board of Education collaborating with
98     private businesses to ensure that offered apprenticeships provide career competencies and
99     stackable credentials so that the skills apprentices are developing prepare them for the job
100     market;
101          (f) the center in partnership with the State Board of Education ensuring that
102     apprenticeship training meets competency-based standards described in Section 53E-4-204,
103     such that the apprentices can graduate from high school in the traditional amount of time;
104          (g) the center in partnership with the State Board of Education ensuring that students
105     participating in an apprentice program as described in this section are counted as full-day
106     equivalent pupils of the local education agency the student attends for purposes of state
107     funding;
108          (h) the center providing an intermediary role between the systems of business and
109     education, recruiting students for apprenticeships, and ensuring apprentice work and school
110     schedules are optimized;
111          (i) participating private businesses:
112          (i) paying wages, providing meaningful work experience, and providing
113     nationally-recognized certifications to apprentices; and
114          (ii) offering full-time positions or subsidized higher education opportunities to
115     apprentices after successful completion of apprenticeships; and
116          (j) researching and implementing innovations and best practices from other
117     jurisdictions, such as the CareerWise Colorado program.