Chief Sponsor: Ann Millner

House Sponsor: Val L. Peterson


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies provisions of the Utah Works Program (the program) within the
10     Talent Ready Utah Center.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     modifies the requirements of the program;
14          ▸     modifies the reporting requirements of the 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-12-508, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapter 487

24     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25          Section 1. Section 63N-12-508 is amended to read:
26          63N-12-508. Utah Works.
27          (1) There is created within the center the Utah Works Program.
28          (2) The program, under the direction of the center and the talent ready board, shall
29     coordinate and partner with the entities described below to develop [workforce solutions]

30     short-term pre-employment training and short-term early employment training for student and
31     workforce participants that meet the needs of businesses that are creating jobs and economic
32     growth in the state by:
33          (a) partnering with the office, the Department of Workforce Services, the Utah System
34     of Higher Education, and the Utah System of Technical Colleges;
35          (b) [identifying] partnering with businesses that have significant hiring demands for
36     primarily newly created jobs in the state;
37          (c) coordinating with the Department of Workforce Services, education agencies, and
38     employers to create effective recruitment initiatives to attract student and workforce
39     participants and business participants to the program;
40          (d) coordinating with the Utah System of Higher Education and the Utah System of
41     Technical Colleges to develop educational and training resources to provide student
42     participants in the program qualifications to be hired by business participants in the program;
43     and
44          (e) coordinating with the Board of Education and local education agencies when
45     appropriate to develop educational and training resources to provide student participants in the
46     program qualifications to be hired by business participants in the program.
47          (3) The office, in consultation with the talent ready board, may, in accordance with
48     Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, and in accordance with the
49     provisions of this section, make rules regarding the development and administration of the
50     Utah Works Program.
51          (4) The center shall report the following metrics to the office for inclusion in the
52     office's annual report described in Section 63N-1-301:
53          (a) the number of participants in the program;
54          (b) how program participants learned about or were referred to the program, including
55     the number of participants who learned about or were referred to the program by:
56          (i) the Department of Workforce Services;
57          (ii) marketing efforts of the center or talent ready board;

58          (iii) a school counselor; and
59          (iv) other methods;
60          [(b)] (c) the number of participants who have completed training offered by the
61     program; and
62          [(c)] (d) the number of participants who have been hired by a business participating in
63     the program.