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§ 6250.1302. Industry clusters

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 7, 2011 to September 5, 2022

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 38. Workforce Development Act
Chapter 13. Industry Partnerships (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 7, 2011 to September 5, 2022
24 P.S. § 6250.1302
§ 6250.1302. Industry clusters
(a) Identification of industry clusters.--The department shall work with businesses, industry associations, career and technical associations and organizations, participating agencies, State and local workforce investment boards and economic development entities to identify industry clusters based on the following:
(1) Statistics showing the competitiveness of a potential industry cluster.
(2) Importance of an industry cluster to the economic development of this Commonwealth.
(3) Identification of other employers that supply materials, technology and services to the industry.
(4) Research studies on industry clusters.
(5) Any other criteria deemed relevant by the department.
(b) Identification of targeted industry clusters.--The department shall work with State and regional workforce and economic development agencies, with input from regional business and labor leaders, to identify which industry clusters shall be targeted for workforce and economic development investments based on:
(1) Importance of the cluster to the economy of this Commonwealth and the region.
(2) Workforce development needs.
(3) Economic growth potential.
(4) Competitiveness.
(5) Employment base.
(6) Wages, benefits and career opportunities.
(c) Ongoing evaluation.--The department shall periodically evaluate the targeted industry clusters to determine the need for any changes to the targeted industry clusters.
(d) Publication of information.--The department shall issue by July 1 of each year, on its Internet website, information and statistics on the targeted industry clusters, including labor market information highlighting the clusters. The information shall include an occupational analysis depicting the employment and wages within the targeted industry cluster.
(e) List of occupations.--The department shall annually issue a list of Statewide and regional high-priority occupations which will guide workforce and educational investments by the department and participating agencies.

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2001, Dec. 18, P.L. 949, No. 114, § 1302, added 2011, July 7, P.L. 289, No. 67, § 2, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 6250.1302, PA ST 24 P.S. § 6250.1302
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 40. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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