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§ 18-1803-A. Schools-to-Work Program

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 30, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XVIII-a. Schools-to-Work Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 30, 2019
24 P.S. § 18-1803-A
§ 18-1803-A. Schools-to-Work Program
(a) Establishment.--The department shall, in consultation with the Department of Education, establish a Schools-to-Work Program to award grants on a competitive basis to support the establishment or enhancement of workforce development partnerships between schools, employers, organizations or associations to create employment and training pathways.
(b) Grant proposals.--In order to apply for a grant under the program, a sponsor must submit a grant proposal to the department that includes all of the following:
(1) Partnership with at least one school.
(2) Learning opportunities for participating students, including classroom training, workplace visits, internships, apprenticeships, mentorships, employment opportunities, special education transition, Capstone Cooperative Education, job shadowing or externships.
(3) Identification of the qualifications and certifications necessary to fill current and anticipated regional labor market needs.
(4) Description of outcomes from the successful completion of the program, which may include the attainment of industry-recognized qualifications and certifications or college credits, and an explanation of how college credits earned will be transcripted and transferrable.
(5) Pathways for transition to a registered apprenticeship program, post-secondary education program or employment.
(6) Demonstration of existing qualified program personnel, or identification of additional personnel needed, if any, to establish or increase program capacity to meet or contribute toward meeting current and anticipated regional labor market needs.
(7) Description of program curricula.
(8) A program budget, including the amount of grant money being requested and any additional financial resources being used for the program.
(c) Priority of applications.--The department shall give priority to proposals that:
(1) Demonstrate a strong need to build new or existing program capacity to meet or contribute toward meeting current and anticipated regional labor market needs.
(2) Incorporate students from grades nine through twelve.
(3) Prioritize program completion and transition to post-secondary training, education or employment.
(4) Involve a partnership between multiple schools or school districts, employers, organizations or associations.
(5) Demonstrate sustainability by leveraging additional financial or personnel resources that will be used for the program.
(d) Grant distribution.--The department shall, in consultation with the Department of Education, award grants under the program. The department shall consider geographic diversity when selecting grant recipients.
(e) Limitation.--Grant money may be used only for the purposes stated in the grant proposal. Any remaining grant money not used for the program shall be returned to the department.

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1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XVIII-A, § 1803-A, added 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 48, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2019].
24 P.S. § 18-1803-A, PA ST 24 P.S. § 18-1803-A
Current through Act 11 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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