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SB-618 Educational apprenticeships: grant program.(2015-2016)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 618


Introduced by Senator Pavley

February 27, 2015


An act to add Article 2.3 (commencing with Section 33135) to Chapter 2 of Part 20 of Division 2 of Title 2 of the Education Code, relating to educational apprenticeships.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 618, as introduced, Pavley. Educational apprenticeships: grant program.
Existing law establishes the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and specifies that the Superintendent is the ex officio Director of the State Department of Education. Under existing law, the State Department of Education administers numerous programs relating to elementary and secondary education.
This bill would establish a statewide grant program for educational apprenticeship programs under the administration of the Superintendent. The bill would require that a grant allocated by the Superintendent under this bill to be distributed on a competitive basis, subject to funding being made available in the annual Budget Act. The bill would specify certain criteria to be applied by the Superintendent to determine the competitive value of an application for a grant under the bill.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Article 2.3 (commencing with Section 33135) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 20 of Division 2 of Title 2 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  2.3. Educational Apprenticeship Grant Program

33135.
 (a) The purpose of this article is to assist in the development of educational apprenticeship programs throughout the state by establishing a statewide grant program for those educational apprenticeship programs. A grant allocated by the Superintendent through this article shall be distributed on a competitive basis, subject to funding being made available in the annual Budget Act.
(b) At a minimum, both of the following criteria shall be applied by the Superintendent to determine the competitive value of an application made under this article:
(1) The apprenticeship program is new, and provides an innovative curriculum for its pupils.
(2) The apprenticeship program provides opportunities for, and clear pathways to, gainful employment in emerging industries that are relevant to the local economy.