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SB-66 Career technical education.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  June 23, 2016
Amended  IN  Senate  January 14, 2016
Amended  IN  Senate  January 04, 2016

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 66


Introduced by Senators Leyva and McGuire

January 07, 2015


An act to add Section 463 to the Business and Professions Code, and to amend Section 88650 of the Education Code, relating to career technical education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 66, as amended, Leyva. Career technical education.
(1) Existing law establishes various career technical education programs, including regional occupational centers and programs, specialized secondary programs, partnership academies, and agricultural career technical education programs. Existing law provides for numerous boards, bureaus, commissions, or programs within the Department of Consumer Affairs that administer the licensing and regulation of various businesses and professions.
This bill would require the department to make available, only to the extent specified, to the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, any licensure information that the department has in electronic format for its boards, bureaus, commissions, or programs for the sole purpose of enabling the office of the chancellor to measure employment outcomes of students who participate in career technical education programs offered by the California Community Colleges and recommend how these programs may be improved.
(2) Existing law requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to implement performance accountability outcome measures for the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program.
This bill would urge the chancellor to align these measures with the performance accountability measures of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) The economic competitiveness of California is fueled by the strength of regional economies and their skilled workers. Upward social and economic mobility and increased opportunities keep the state’s economy diversified and vibrant.
(b) The pathway out of poverty for millions of California residents is the attainment of industry-valued “middle skill credentials,” which is defined as a job requiring a certificate, associate’s degree, or third-party credential that is less advanced than a bachelor’s degree, but more advanced than a high school diploma.
(c) Middle skill credentials serve as the gateway for a large number of careers in the state’s prioritized and emergent industry sectors.
(d) The California Community Colleges Board of Governor’s Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy, also referred to as the Strong Workforce Task Force, identified 25 policy and strategy recommendations to help close the gap on these middle skill credentials.
(e) The recommendations built upon the foundation established by the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program in Part 52.5 (commencing with Section 88600) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework, and the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (Public Law 113-128).
(f) With the enactment of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128), California agencies receiving workforce-related funds have adopted the following common program strategies articulated by the California Workforce Investment Board:
(1) Partnering in sector strategies to ensure training programs are relevant to the economy.
(2) Building career pathways to increase access, flexibility, and facilitated navigation of training and education programs.
(3) Utilizing “earn and learn” to increase simultaneous access to income and training for those who cannot afford full-time education.
(4) Organizing regionally to benefit from economies of scale, recognizing gains when labor markets and industry are organized regionally.
(5) Providing supportive services to remove barriers to program completion and employment.
(6) Creating cross-system data capacity to ensure effective use of resources.
(7) Integrating service delivery and braiding of resources to optimize limited resources and make use of program specializations to better serve individuals.

SEC. 2.

 Section 463 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

463.
 (a) The department shall make available to the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges any licensure information that the department has in electronic format for its boards, bureaus, commissions, or programs to enable the office of the chancellor to measure employment outcomes of students who participate in career technical education programs offered by the California Community Colleges and recommend how these programs may be improved. Licensure information made available by the department pursuant to this section shall not be used for any other purpose.
(b) The department may make available information pursuant to subdivision (a) only to the extent that making the information available complies with state and federal privacy laws.
(c) The department may, by agreement, condition or limit the availability of licensure information pursuant to subdivision (a) in order to ensure the security of the information and to protect the privacy rights of the individuals to whom the information pertains.
(d) All of the following apply to the licensure information made available pursuant to subdivision (a):
(1) It shall be limited to only the information necessary to accomplish the purpose authorized in subdivision (a).
(2) It shall not be used in a manner that permits third parties to personally identify the individual or individuals to whom the information pertains.
(3) Except as provided in subdivision (e), it shall not be shared with or transmitted to any other party or entity without the consent of the individual or individuals to whom the information pertains.
(4) It shall be protected by reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information to protect that information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
(5) It shall be immediately and securely destroyed when no longer needed for the purpose authorized in subdivision (a).
(e) The department or the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges may share licensure information with a third party who contracts to perform the function authorized in subdivision (a), if the third party is required by contract to follow the requirements of this section.

SEC. 3.

 Section 88650 of the Education Code is amended to read:

88650.
 (a) The chancellor shall implement performance accountability outcome measures for the economic and workplace workforce development program that provide the Governor, Legislature, and general public with information that quantifies employer and student outcomes for those participating in the program. These performance accountability measures should, to the extent possible, align with the performance accountability measures of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128).
(b) The chancellor shall submit a report to the Governor and Legislature on or about March 1 of each year. This report shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, both of the following:
(1) Sufficient information to ensure the understanding of the magnitude of expenditures, by type of expenditure, including those specified in Section 88625, disaggregated by industry sector or cluster, region, and type of grant.
(2) Data summarizing outcome accountability performance measures required by this section.