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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Workforce funding and programs. Requires an annual workforce related program review by the legislative services agency. Requires information on workforce related programs as part of the biennial budget report that is submitted to the governor and budget committee for preparation of the governor's proposed budget bill. Establishes the next level jobs employer training grant program. Revises eligibility criteria for applicants for high value workforce ready credit-bearing grants. Provides that if the demand for high value workforce ready credit-bearing grants exceeds the appropriation, the commission for higher education shall prioritize applicants who are classified as independent. Transforms Ivy Tech Community College's Workforce funding and programs. Requires an annual workforce related program review by the legislative services agency. Requires information on workforce related programs as part of the biennial budget report that is submitted to the governor and budget committee for preparation of the governor's proposed budget bill. Establishes the next level jobs employer training grant program. Revises eligibility criteria for applicants for high value workforce ready credit-bearing grants. Provides that if the demand for high value workforce ready credit-bearing grants exceeds the appropriation, the commission for higher education shall prioritize applicants who are classified as independent. Transforms Ivy Tech Community College's regional boards of trustees to campus boards of trustees. Adds provisions concerning the appointment, number, and terms of trustees serving on the state board of trustees of Ivy Tech. Provides that an emancipated student or the parent of a student enrolled in a career or technical course may voluntarily release information, on a form prescribed by the department of education, pertaining to the student's enrollment in the career and technical education course to potential employers that contact the school to recruit students with particular career and technical skills. Requires the state board of education, when establishing an apprenticeship as a graduation pathway requirement, to establish as an apprenticeship only an apprenticeship program registered under the federal National Apprenticeship Act or another federal apprenticeship program administered by the United States Department of Labor. Specifies that an individual who is enrolled as a part-time postsecondary student, regardless of whether a part-time student is qualified to receive an adult student grant, may participate in the employment aid readiness network (EARN) Indiana program. Requires at least 25% of the money appropriated by the general assembly for adult education or the work Indiana program to be used: (1) to reimburse an eligible provider for adult education that is provided to individuals who need education in basic skills or necessary to receive a high school diploma or an Indiana high school equivalency diploma; or (2) for adult education grants to employers. Provides that an employer is eligible for an adult education grant equal to the lesser of $500 or the employer's out-of-pocket expenditures for each eligible employee who obtains a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma through a program organized or funded by the employer. Specifies criteria for an individual to be an eligible employee of an employer that is eligible for an adult education grant. Requires educational institutions offering programs subject to approval by the Indiana state board of nursing to obtain approval from the board for proprietary education. Exempts those educational institutions from obtaining accreditation as postsecondary proprietary educational institutions from the department of workforce development. Provides that until July 1, 2021, certain individuals with a bachelor's degree may serve as a nursing faculty member in an associate degree nursing program without yet having obtained a master's degree. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services and the Indiana department of transportation to perform a coordinated study on leveraging money for transportation to workforce related programs. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the question of whether the state should submit a combined state plan instead of a unified state plan to the United States Department of Labor when the state submits a new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act plan. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more