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From the ECS State Policy Database
Career/Technical Education--Career Academies/Apprenticeship


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State Status/Date Level Summary
CAVetoed 09/2014P-12
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Educational Apprenticeship Innovation Act and EdPrize
S.B. 923
Primarily from bill summary: Enacts the Educational Apprenticeship Innovation Act, through which a competitive grant, the Educational Apprenticeship Innovation Prize (EdPrize), is distributed to applicant school districts, county offices of education, charter ...

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CASigned into law 06/2014P-12California Career Pathways Trust
S.B. 858 - California Career Pathways Trust
Partially from bill summary: Funds appropriated by the Budget Act of 2013 provided for the establishment of the California Career Pathways Trust, and required these funds to be apportioned to districts, county superintendents of schools, charter schools and co...

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NHSigned into law 06/2014P-12
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Career and Technical Education Commission
S.B. 335
Creates a commission to study career and technical education centers and defines membership. Requires the commission to make recommendations about tax credit programs for donations of equipment and funding for the cost of apprenticeship and training programs o...

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CTSigned into law 05/2014P-12Apprenticeship Grant Program
H.B. 5559
From bill analysis: Section 3. APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM -- The bill creates a new apprenticeship grant program under the Subsidized Training and Employment Program (STEP) to provide grants for small businesses and manufacturers to hire high school and college st...

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GASigned into law 04/2014P-12
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Work Based Learning
H.B. 766
Provides for work based learning programs for students over 16. Students in the program will be granted release time from the public school to work as a student learner for any business or governmental enterprise which is approved by the local work based learn...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Adding Apprenticeship to 40-40-20 Education Goals
H.B. 4058
Adds completion of apprenticeship programs registered with the State Apprenticeship and Training Council to the middle 40 percent of the 40-40-20 goal, along with associate's degrees and professional credentials. Oregon's goals for post-secondary education pro...

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CASigned into law 07/2013P-12
Community College
Apprenticeship Programs (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Apprenticeship Programs
From bill summary: Revises the role of the state department of education in apprenticeship programs. Among other things, establishes standards for the provision of state funding and reimbursements for these programs at high schools, unified school districts, r...

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INSigned into law 04/2013P-12
Community College
Creates Regional Indiana Works Council
S.B. 465
Authorizes the governor to establish an Indiana Works Council (Council) for any region designated by the governor. Provides for council members to be selected and appointed by the governor. Requires the Education Roundtable to provide staff/administrative supp...

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VASigned into law 02/2013P-12High School to Work Partnerships
S.B. 1248
Directs the Board of Education to develop guidelines for the establishment of High School to Work Partnerships between public high schools and local businesses to create apprenticeships, internships, and job shadow programs in a variety of trades and skilled l...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12
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Apprenticeships and Oversight
S.B. 316 - Apprenticeships and Oversight
Amends definition of "apprentice" to apply to a person at least 16 years old, except when a higher minimum age is otherwise set by law, who is in a registered apprenticeship program to learn a skilled occupation, pursuant to a registered apprenticeship agreeme...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Digital Curriculum/ Middle School Career and Professional Academy
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 17, 19, 20, 28
Authorizes school districts to provide a digital curriculum for students in grades 6 through 12 (Sec. 17). Requires a district's strategic plan to include plans to implement a middle school career and professional academy (Sec. 20). Eliminates the requirement ...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12College and Career Academies
S.B. 161
Amends provisions related to career academies. Defines "college and career academy" as a specialized charter school established by a partnership that demonstrates a collaboration to advance workforce development between one or more local boards of education, a...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12Middle School Career and Professional Academy
S.B. 2120 - Sec. 16
Sec. 16 - Requires, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, each district school board, in collaboration with regional workforce boards, economic development agencies, and state-approved postsecondary institutions, to include plans to implement a career and ...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Research-Based Approaches for Low-Performing High Schools
H.B. 400 - New Section 20-2-326, 328 and 329
20-2-326 defines:
--"Career academy" as (1) a specialized charter school established by a partnership between one or more local boards of education and a technical school or college or (2) a small learning community where a student receives academic instructio...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12Farm Internships
S.B. 6349
Establishes a farm internship program to provide for the employment of farm interns subject to certain limitations; provides that the application for such interns must be made by the farm upon specified forms; provides the required contents of the application;...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Internships
H.B. 1355
Establishes the opportunity internship program for high school students to provide educational and employment pipelines to high-demand occupations in targeted industries; provides financial assistance for postsecondary education; provides that each graduate sh...

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NMSigned into law 04/2009P-12Apprenticeship Programs for High School Students
S.B. 46
Allows school districts to provide for industry-taught or -guided pre- apprenticeship programs for qualified high school students; provides for approval of pre- apprenticeship programs, providers and industry instructors; exempts industry instructors from lice...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Apprenticeships
A.B. 2078
Authorizes school districts that maintain high schools to establish work-based learning programs, and to purchase liability insurance for pupils enrolled in programs of study involving work experience, which may include work-based learning off school grounds. ...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Apprenticeship Classroom Training
H.B. 7931
Authorizes the board of regents for elementary and secondary education to authorize vocational schools to provide apprenticeship classroom training to students subject to the approval of the Rhode Island department of labor and training state apprenticeship co...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12Career education
A.B. 598
Authorizes a community college or apprentice training instructor to teach a career technical education course in a subject that is not a core academic subject on a high school campus. Authorizes a pupil to take an apprenticeship, job training, or community col...

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FLSigned into law 06/2007P-12
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Workforce and Career Preparation
S.B. 1232
Creates the State Career and Professional Education Act to improve academic performance and to respond to workforce needs; requires a school district to develop strategic plans to address and meet local and regional workforce needs and to establish a career an...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Career and Professional Academies
H.B. 7087 (Section 27)
Creates career and professional academies, defined as a research-based program that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with an industry-driven career curriculum. The academies may be offered by public schools, school districts, or the Florida Virtual Sc...

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HIVetoed 06/2005P-12Quality of Apprenticeship Programs
S.B. 1889
Amends the standards for apprenticeship agreements to include assurances of qualified training personnel, adequate job supervision, and the requisite licenses. Requires the director of DLIR to establish an apprenticeship council whose purpose is to promote and...

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VASigned into law 03/2004P-12Joint Schools
S.B. 553
Authorizes school boards to create joint or regional schools offering a specialized curriculum leading to a high school diploma and a postsecondary credential, such as industry certification, career certificated, or degree....

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MISigned into law 08/2003P-12Michigan Career Preparation System
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 68. (1) From the general fund appropriation in section 11, there is allocated an amount not to exceed
$1,000,000.00 for 2003-2004 to be used to implement the Michigan career preparation system as provided under this
section. These funds may be used for th...

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