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Engrossed House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Career and technical education. Makes various changes concerning the following: (1) The membership, duties, meetings, and deadlines of certain requirements concerning the governor's workforce cabinet (cabinet). (2) Eligibility and requirements regarding certain grants: (A) from the skills enhancement fund; and (B) under the next level jobs employer training grant program. (3) Eligibility for supplemental payment for certain teachers. (4) Requirements to renew a practitioner license or accomplished practitioner license. (5) Grant amounts, additional fund distributions (if funds are available), and the eligibility of instructor salary costs for grants and additional fund distributions under the work Indiana program. (6) Eligibility requirements Career and technical education. Makes various changes concerning the following: (1) The membership, duties, meetings, and deadlines of certain requirements concerning the governor's workforce cabinet (cabinet). (2) Eligibility and requirements regarding certain grants: (A) from the skills enhancement fund; and (B) under the next level jobs employer training grant program. (3) Eligibility for supplemental payment for certain teachers. (4) Requirements to renew a practitioner license or accomplished practitioner license. (5) Grant amounts, additional fund distributions (if funds are available), and the eligibility of instructor salary costs for grants and additional fund distributions under the work Indiana program. (6) Eligibility requirements to receive a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant. (7) Requirements regarding a student's graduation plan. Establishes the career coaching grant program and fund. Provides that the cabinet shall receive, distribute, and account for all funds received for career and technical education under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act. Provides that, after June 30, 2019, a school corporation, school, or secondary school vocational program may employ an instructor who does not have a license if the instructor meets certain occupational and training requirements. Requires: (1) a public school to include a summary on implementing certain career curriculum in a public school's improvement plan; (2) the budget agency to estimate the costs incurred to implement the curriculum for each school corporation and submit a report regarding the costs; and (3) the department of education (department) to review the plans and assist schools in incorporating best practices. Allows a governing body of a school corporation to include a postsecondary level career and technical education course in the high school curriculum of certain schools. Provides that a contract between a career and technical education center and a school or school corporation is a public record under Indiana's open door law. Provides that: (1) a school corporation that has entered into an agreement for a joint program of career and technical education may add a new career and technical education course to its curriculum without being approved by the joint program board or the governing body overseeing the joint program if the course is being offered in partnership with certain entities; and (2) if the added career and technical education course is offered after June 30, 2018, the course is eligible for career and technical education funding. Requires the adoption of certain teacher licensing examinations to replace the teacher licensing examinations administered on July 1, 2019. Provides for certification by the department and the department of workforce development of an industry credentialing organization (ICO). Provides that contributions to an ICO may be used for certain purposes. Requires a school that receives grant money from an ICO to annually report to the department the use of the grant money by the school and metrics of student achievement and demographics. Requires an ICO to conduct an employment survey of students who participated in a course or program that received funding from the ICO for five consecutive years after the student graduates or leaves school. Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to establish, in coordination with the department of workforce development and the Indiana economic development corporation (corporation), the Let Indiana Work for You program to: (1) provide to colleges and universities information concerning workforce opportunities in Indiana and other benefits of residing and working in Indiana after graduating from the college or university; and (2) implement the program. Provides that, if a college or university approves of the information under the Let Indiana Work for You program for distribution to students of the college or university, the: (1) commission, in coordination with the department of workforce development and the corporation, shall provide the information to the college or university; and (2) college or university shall present-in person or use other communication mediums to provide the information to students of the college or university. Requires the corporation to assemble and provide to the commission and the department of workforce development information concerning the economic benefits of residing and working in Indiana. Voids an administrative rule that requires a school corporation to ensure that a teacher of a secondary school vocational program is licensed by the department of education. Resolves a conflict between HE 1074-2018 and HE 1002-2018. ... View more