8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies provisions related to the Talent Ready Utah Center, which is part of
11 the Governor's Office of Economic Development.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 ▸ defines terms;
15 ▸ provides that the Talent Ready Utah Center may award funding for apprenticeship
16 programs and work-based learning programs, subject to legislative appropriation;
17 ▸ describes the entities that may partner to submit a proposal for funding for an
18 apprentice program or work-based learning program;
19 ▸ describes the requirements for receiving funding for an apprentice program or
20 work-based learning program;
21 ▸ describes the Talent Ready Utah Center's duties and reporting requirements related
22 to administering funding for apprenticeship programs and work-based learning
23 programs; and
24 ▸ makes technical changes.
25 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
26 This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2021:
27 ▸ to the Governor's Office of Economic Development -- Talent Ready Utah Center, as
28 an ongoing appropriation:
29 • from the Education Fund, $2,000,000.
30 Other Special Clauses:
32 Utah Code Sections Affected:
34 63N-12-501, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapter 443
35 63N-12-507, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapter 427
37 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
38 Section 1. Section 63N-12-501 is amended to read:
41 63N-12-501. Definitions.
42 As used in this part:
43 (1) "Apprenticeship program" means a program that combines paid on-the-job learning
44 with formal classroom instruction to prepare students for careers and that includes:
45 (a) structured on-the-job learning for students under the supervision of a skilled
47 (b) classroom instruction for students related to the on-the-job learning;
48 (c) ongoing student assessments using established competency and skills standards;
50 (d) the student receiving an industry-recognized credential or degree upon completion
51 of the program.
52 (2) "Career and technical education region" means an economic service area created in
53 Section 35A-2-101.
56 for teachers and principals described in Section 53G-11-303.
57 (5) "Institution of higher education" means the University of Utah, Utah State
58 University, Southern Utah University, Weber State University, Snow College, Dixie State
59 University, Utah Valley University, or Salt Lake Community College.
61 Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
63 Section 63N-12-505.
64 (8) "Participating employer" means an employer that:
65 (a) partners with an educational institution on a curriculum for an apprenticeship
66 program or work-based learning program; and
67 (b) provides an apprenticeship or work-based learning program for students.
68 (9) "Stackable credentials" means a sequence of credentials that:
69 (a) can be accumulated over time to build up an individual's qualifications for a better
70 job or higher wage;
71 (b) are part of a career pathway system; and
72 (c) provide the option of culminating in an associate or bachelor's degree.
76 (12) "Technical college" means:
77 (a) a technical college described in Section 53B-2a-105;
78 (b) the School of Applied Technology at Salt Lake Community College established in
79 Section 53B-16-209;
80 (c) Utah State University Eastern established in Section 53B-18-1201;
81 (d) Utah State University Blanding established in Section 53B-18-1202; or
82 (e) the Snow College Richfield campus established in Section 53B-16-205.
83 (13) (a) "Work-based learning program" means a program that combines structured and
84 supervised learning activities with authentic work experiences and that is implemented through
85 industry and education partnerships.
86 (b) "Work-based learning program" includes the following objectives:
87 (i) providing students an applied workplace experience using knowledge and skills
88 attained in a program of study that includes an internship, externship, or work experience;
89 (ii) providing an educational institution with objective input from a participating
90 employer regarding the education requirements of the current workforce; and
91 (iii) providing funding for programs that are associated with high-wage, in-demand, or
92 emerging occupations.
94 training the state's workforce to meet industry demand.
95 Section 2. Section 63N-12-507 is amended to read:
96 63N-12-507. Apprenticeships and work-based learning.
131 (1) The center in collaboration with the talent ready board may partner with one or
132 more of the following to facilitate and encourage apprenticeship opportunities and work-based
133 learning opportunities for Utah students:
134 (a) the state board;
135 (b) the Utah System of Technical Colleges;
136 (c) the Utah System of Higher Education; and
137 (d) a participating employer in the state.
138 (2) Subject to appropriations from the Legislature and in accordance with the proposal
139 process and other provisions of this section, the talent ready board, with the concurrence of the
140 executive director, may provide funding for approved apprenticeship opportunities and
141 work-based learning opportunities.
142 (3) To receive funding under this section, an entity described in Subsection (1) seeking
143 to partner with the center shall submit a proposal through the center, in a form approved by the
144 center and in accordance with deadlines determined by the center, that contains the following
146 (a) the proposal shall include:
147 (i) a description of the proposed apprenticeship program or work-based learning
148 program that demonstrates the program will be:
149 (A) responsive to the workforce needs of a high demand industry or occupation; and
150 (B) a partnership between at least one participating employer and at least one public
151 high school, technical college, or institution of higher education;
152 (ii) an estimate of:
153 (A) student enrollment in the program;
154 (B) what school credit, credentials, certifications, or other workforce attainments will
155 be provided by the program; and
156 (C) job-placement rates for students who complete the program;
157 (iii) a description of any financial contributions or in-kind contributions that will be
158 provided by each participating employer in the program;
159 (iv) if the program would require state board approval under the provisions of Section
160 53B-16-102, evidence that the state board has approved the program; and
161 (v) the amount of funding requested for the program, including justification for the
162 funding; and
163 (b) while not required, a preference may be given to a proposal that includes:
164 (i) a description of a stackable credentialing pathway for participating students that will
165 be created by the program between at least two of the following:
166 (A) a public high school;
167 (B) a technical college; and
168 (C) an institution of higher education; or
169 (ii) the potential for participating students to obtain full-time employment with the
170 participating employer upon completion of the program.
171 (4) The talent ready board shall review and prioritize each proposal received and
172 determine whether the proposal should be funded, using the following criteria:
173 (a) the quality and completeness of the elements of the proposal described in
174 Subsection (3)(a);
175 (b) the quality of the optional elements of the proposal described in Subsection (3)(b);
176 (c) to what extent the proposal would expand the capacity to meet state or regional
177 workforce needs; and
178 (d) other relevant criteria as determined by the talent ready board.
179 (5) A partnership that receives funding under this section:
180 (a) shall use the money to accomplish the proposed apprenticeship program or
181 work-based learning program;
182 (b) may use the money to offset a participating employer's direct operational costs
183 associated with employing students as part of an approved apprenticeship program or
184 work-based learning program;
185 (c) except as provided in Subsection (5)(d), may not use the money for educational
186 administration; and
187 (d) may use the money to support one full-time employee within a career and technical
188 education region if:
189 (i) each participating local education agency, public high school, technical college, and
190 institution of higher education agree on which entity will house the full-time employee;
191 (ii) the full-time employee spends all of the employee's time working exclusively to
192 develop apprentice programs or work-based learning programs; and
193 (iii) the full-time employee is responsible for regular reporting to and receiving training
194 from the director of the center.
195 (6) The center shall be responsible for the administration of apprenticeship programs
196 and work-based learning programs described in this section, including:
197 (a) working with and providing technical assistance to the participating partners that
198 establish apprentice programs and work-based learning programs and that receive funding
199 under the provisions of this section;
200 (b) establishing reporting requirements for participating partners that establish
201 apprentice programs and work-based learning programs and that receive funding under the
202 provisions of this section;
203 (c) providing outreach and marketing to encourage more employers to participate; and
204 (d) annually providing information to GOED regarding the activities, successes, and
205 challenges of the center related to administering apprentice programs and work-based learning
206 programs for inclusion in GOED's annual written report described in Section 63N-1-301,
208 (i) specific entities that received funding under this section;
209 (ii) the amount of funding provided to each entity; and
210 (iii) the number of participating students in each apprentice program and work-based
211 learning program.
212 (7) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, and
213 the provisions of this section, the center may make rules regarding:
214 (a) the method and deadlines for applying for funding under this section;
215 (b) the distribution of funding under this section; and
216 (c) the reporting requirements of each entity receiving funding under this section.
217 Section 3. Appropriation.
218 The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
219 2020, and ending June 30, 2021. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
220 fiscal year 2021. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
221 Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
222 indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.
223 To Governor's Office of Economic Development -- Talent Ready Utah Center
224 From Education Fund
225 Schedule of Programs:
226 Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning
227 Opportunities Program $2,000,000
228 The Legislature intends that:
229 (1) the Talent Ready Utah Center expend appropriations under this item to implement
230 the educational purposes of the apprenticeship and work-based learning opportunities program
231 described in Section 63N-12-507;
232 (2) under Section 63J-1-603, appropriations provided by this item not lapse at the close
233 of fiscal year 2021; and
234 (3) the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Talent Ready Utah Center
235 may not use money from this appropriation to pay for administrative support provided by the
236 Governor's Office of Economic Development or the Talent Ready Utah Center related to the
237 apprenticeship and work-based learning opportunities program described in Section