Strategic Workforce Investment
31 53B-26-101. Title.
32 This chapter is known as “Strategic Workforce Investment.”
33 Section 2. Section 53B-26-102 is enacted to read:
34 53B-26-102. Definitions.
35 As used in this chapter:
36 (1) “College of applied technology” means:
37 (a) a college described in Section 53B-2a-105;
38 (b) [List colleges]
42 (2) “CTE” means career and technical education.
43 (3) “CTE Region” means an economic service area created in Section 35A-2-101.
44 (4) “Eligible partnership” means a partnership:
45 (a) between at least two of the following:
46 (i) a college of applied technology;
47 (ii) a school district or charter school; or
48 (iii) an institution of higher education; and
49 (b) that provides educational services within the same CTE region.
50 (5) “Employer” means a private employer, public employer, industry association, the
51 military, or a union.
52 (6) “Industry advisory group” means:
53 (a) a group of at least five employers that represent the strategic industry cluster that a
54 proposal submitted under Section 53B-26-103 is responsive to; and
55 (b) a representative of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, appointed by
56 the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
57 (7) “Institution of higher education” means [list universities].
60 (8) “Stackable sequence of credentials” means a sequence of credentials that:
61 (a) an individual can build upon to access an advanced job or higher wage;
62 (b) is part of a career pathway system;
63 (c) provides a pathway culminating in the equivalent of an associate’s or bachelor’s
65 (d) facilitates multiple exit and entry points; and
66 (e) recognizes sub-goals or momentum points.
67 Section 3. Section 53B-26-103 is enacted to read:
68 53B-26-103. GOED reporting requirement — Proposals — Funding.
69 (1) The Governor’s Office of Economic Development shall publish, on a biannual
70 basis, a report detailing the high demand technical jobs projected to support economic growth
71 in high need strategic industry clusters, including:
72 (a) aerospace and defense;
73 (b) energy and natural resources;
74 (c) financial services;
75 (d) life sciences;
76 (e) outdoor products;
77 (f) software development and information technology; or
78 (g) any other strategic industry cluster designated by the Governor’s Office of
79 Economic Development.
80 (2) To receive funding under this section, an eligible partnership shall submit a
81 proposal containing the elements described in Subsection (3) to the Legislature:
82 (a) on or before July 1, 2016, for fiscal year 2017; or
83 (b) on or before January 5 for fiscal year 2018 and any succeeding fiscal year.
84 (3) The proposal shall include:
85 (a) a program of study that:
86 (i) is responsive to the workforce needs of the CTE region in a high need strategic
87 industry cluster as identified by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development under
88 Subsection (1);
89 (ii) leads to the attainment of a stackable sequence of credentials; and
90 (iii) includes a non-duplicative progression of courses that include both academic and
91 CTE content;
92 (b) expected student enrollment, attainment rates, and job placement rates;
93 (c) evidence of input and support for the proposal from an industry advisory group;
94 (d) evidence of an official action in support of the proposal from:
95 (i) the Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees, if the eligible
96 partnership includes a college described in Section 53B-2a-105; or
97 (ii) the Board of Regents, if the eligible partnership includes:
98 (A) an institution of higher education; or
99 (B) a college described in Subsection 53B-26-102(1)(b), (c), or (d); and
100 (e) a funding request, including justification for the request.
101 (4) The Legislature shall:
102 (a) review a proposal submitted under this section using the following criteria:
103 (i) the proposal contains the elements described in Subsection (3);
104 (ii) support for the proposal is widespread within the CTE region; and
105 (iii) the proposal expands the capacity to meet regional workforce needs;
106 (b) determine the extent to which to fund the proposal; and
107 (c) fund the proposal through the appropriations process.
108 Section 4. Appropriation.
109 Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
110 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2017, the following sums of money
111 are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
112 previously appropriated, out of the funds or amounts indicated. These sums of money are in
113 addition to amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2017.
114 Item 1 To the Department of Administrative Services – Division of Finance Mandated –
115 Strategic Workforce Investments
116 From Education Fund
117 Schedule of Programs:
118 Strategic Workforce Investments $1,500,000
119 The Legislature intends that appropriations under Item 1:
120 (1) be reallocated in a future appropriations act to eligible partnerships that submit a
121 proposal that meets the criteria described in Subsection 53B-26-103(4); and
122 (2) under Section 63J-1-603, not lapse at the close of fiscal year 2017.