|SB 5713-S - DIGEST|
|(DIGEST AS ENACTED)|
Creates the skilled worker outreach, recruitment, and career awareness grant program to increase the state's skilled workforce by raising awareness of the state's worker training programs.
Requires the department of commerce to: (1) Administer the grant program and establish a process for accepting grant applications, including application guidelines and deadlines;
(2) Establish a grant review committee to review grant applications and make recommendations on who should receive a matching grant and the amount; and
(3) In coordination with the workforce training and education coordinating board and the workforce training customer advisory committee, coordinate skilled worker awareness programs throughout the state.
Requires the coordination to include partnering with industry associations, labor-management programs, and businesses to assess and determine their workforce needs and coordinating with training program providers on skill sets being developed and the quality of students being trained.
Prohibits grant recipients from using matching grants for tuition subsidies or to reduce tuition for a training program.
Creates the skilled worker outreach, recruitment, and career awareness grant program account.
Expires July 1, 2022.