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§ 6250.103. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: September 6, 2022

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 38. Workforce Development Act
Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions
Effective: September 6, 2022
24 P.S. § 6250.103
§ 6250.103. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Board.” The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board established in section 301.1
“Certification.” An approval issued by the Governor, upon recommendation by the board, to a local workforce development board which satisfies the eligibility requirements established by the Governor, upon recommendation by the board.
“Chief elected official.”
(1) The chief elected executive officer of a political subdivision designated as a local workforce development area.
(2) If a local workforce development area includes more than one political subdivision, the chief elected officials in the local workforce development area may execute an agreement that specifies the respective roles of each chief elected official in the appointment of the members of a local workforce development board and in carrying out responsibilities assigned to the officials under this act or the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act,2 including the respective roles of each chief elected official in the appointment of members of a local workforce development board.
“Core program.” Any of the following:
(1) The provisions of Title I, Subtitle B, Chapters 2 and 3 and Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
(2) The provisions of sections 1 through 13 of the Wagner-Peyser Act (48 Stat. 113, 29 U.S.C. § 49 et seq.).
(3) The provisions of Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-112, 29 U.S.C. § 720 et seq.), other than section 112 or Part C (29 U.S.C. § 732, 741).
“Customer.” Any employer, job seeker or incumbent worker who wishes to engage in workforce development activities which fall within the purview of this act or any other individual not precluded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The term does not include a service provider.
“Customized training.” Training which is designed to meet the special requirements of an employer, including a group of employers, and which is conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ an individual on successful completion of the training for which the employer pays:
(1) A significant portion of the cost of training as determined by the local workforce development board involved, taking into account the size of the employer and other factors as the local workforce development board determines to be appropriate, which may include the number of employees participating in training, wage and benefit levels of those employees, at present and anticipated upon completion of the training, relation of the training to the competitiveness of a participant and other employer-provided training and advancement opportunities.
(2) In the case of an employer located in multiple areas of this Commonwealth, a significant portion of the cost of the training, as determined by the Governor, taking into account the size of the employer and other factors as the Governor determines to be appropriate.
“Eligible youth.” An individual who:
(1) is not less than 14 years of age and not more than 24 years of age; and
(2) is one of the following:
(i) an “out-of-school youth” as defined in section 129(a)(1)(B) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act;3 or
(ii) an “in-school youth” as defined in section 129(a)(1)(C) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
“Employment.” Work that is employer based or entrepreneurial.
“Information access.” An information system which:
(1) makes use of a combination of technologies and means of access;
(2) is readily identifiable and easily accessible; and
(3) enables the sharing of workforce investment information across all parts of the unified system and is available to all customers.
“Lifelong learning.” Formal and informal learning and training activities, as well as work experience, which develop the knowledge and the learning skills of students and customers to enhance learning, employability and the quality of life for each individual in society.
“Local plan.” A comprehensive four-year local plan as specified in section 108 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
“Local workforce development area.” An area designated under section 501.4
“Local workforce development board.” A local workforce development board established under section 501.
“One-stop delivery system.” A one-stop collaborative network of service providers designed to deliver to customers high-quality information access, lifelong learning, transitional or work support services or activities and economic investment services and activities at a county or multicounty level.
“Participating agencies.” All of the following:
(1) The Department of Aging.
(2) The Department of Community and Economic Development.
(3) The Department of Education.
(4) The Department of Labor and Industry.
(5) The Department of Human Services.
(6) Any agency which oversees and monitors funds appropriated by the Federal Government and designated by the Governor or funds specifically appropriated by the General Assembly for workforce development which falls under the authority of the board.
“Planning region.” Regions as provided under section 106(a)(2)(B) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.5
“Regional plan.” A plan for a planning region as provided under section 106(c)(2) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
“School entity.” A public school district, intermediate unit or area vocational-technical school.6
“Service provider.” Any individual, partnership or corporation, secondary or postsecondary educational institution or intermediate unit or public agency that engages in the business of providing workforce development services and activities for monetary remuneration.
“State plan.” A unified state plan under section 102 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act7 or a combined state plan under section 103 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.8
“Transitional support.” Wage loss or subsistence programs, such as public assistance, unemployment compensation and workers' compensation, which are designed to provide temporary income during a defined interim period to enable a customer to pursue employment opportunities and to obtain and engage in employment.
“Unified system.” The system for the delivery of workforce development programs to encourage a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for this Commonwealth.
“Work support.” Assistance which helps a customer secure and maintain employment, such as assistance in securing child care, transportation, vocational rehabilitation goods or services or case management.
“Workforce development.” Information access and lifelong learning activities. The term includes vocational education programs; programs in community colleges, technical colleges and postsecondary education institutions authorized to grant diplomas and certificates, specialized associate, associate, baccalaureate and advanced degrees; and transitional support and work support services or activities which enable customers to engage in or prepare for employment opportunities.
“Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.” The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128, 128 Stat. 1425).
“Youth activity.” An activity which is carried out for eligible youths.

Credits

2001, Dec. 18, P.L. 949, No. 114, § 103, effective July 1, 2002. Amended 2002, Dec. 16, P.L. 1930, No. 224, § 3, imd. effective; 2022, July 7, P.L. 399, No. 31, § 1, effective in 60 days [Sept. 6, 2022].

Footnotes

24 P.S. § 6250.301.
29 U.S.C.A. § 3101 et seq.
29 U.S.C.A. § 3164.
24 P.S. § 6250.501.
29 U.S.C.A. § 3121.
Reference to “area vocational-technical school” deemed to be reference to “area career and technical school”, pursuant to 2019, June 28, P.L. 117, No. 16, § 27; 2019, June 28, P.L. 146, No. 18, § 23; 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 62.
29 U.S.C.A. § 3112.
29 U.S.C.A. § 3113.
24 P.S. § 6250.103, PA ST 24 P.S. § 6250.103
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 114. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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