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SKILLS 2 COMPETE – S2C @ JUNE 2016

May 26, 2016

SKILLS 2 COMPETE  –  S2C   JUNE  2016

quien esta:  Laura Ware,  Laurie  Harvey,  Chaer Robert,  Frank Waterous,   Aubrey Hasvold  CCH bound  mi oficina,   AARON Moore  Manager COLORDO LINKIN SKILLFUL , Brian,  Steve King,  UW Karen Strand, Jesus Galarda, CHRISTINA POZLEZKI,  on phone Ashley  National SKills , Brian Wilson  Policy Director,  John Gallegos  –  Colorado , Jim Schultz    jennifer  adults ,   me  ,  Jessie Hawthorn adult Ed Spring Institute, Maureen Rudi, Lavick  workforce development,  

 

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  • 2017  Agenda legislature

Skills2Compete 4.28.16

 

Announcements:

Check out CWEE – May is Moms’ Appreciation Month; check out coffee shops and craft breweries that will be donating a portion of profits to CWEE on certain days

Spring Institute – Food and Brews Festival; money goes to Spring Cafe

 

The following bills in the 2016 Colorado General Assembly focus on some issues related to skills training for Colorado workers.

 

SUPPORT

 

House Bill 16-1287 Reps Rosenthal (D) and Wilson (R) and Senators Cooke (R) and Kefalas (D) CDLE PreApprenticeship And Apprenticeship Study. Study integration of alternative training by business. Include in Talent Pipeline Report. Sent to Governor.  No fiscal impact, within existing resources.

 

House Bill 16-1290 Rep Esgar (D)and Kraft-Tharp (D) and Senators Heath (D) and Hill (R)

Extends Transitional Jobs Program until 2021. Sent to Governor. Up to $2,391,868 for fy 2017-8.

 

House Bill 16-1302 Representatives Duran (D) and DelGrosso (R)  Align with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Changes Colorado law to conform with the new federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act . Sent to Governor. No fiscal impact, within existing resources.

 

SUPPORTED BILLS KILLED

 

House Bill 16-1050 Representative Petersen (D) & Senator Merrifield (D) Creates interdepartmental and community task force related to child care for parents wanting education or skills training. TF would identify resources, and consider and implement administrative action to improve access. Would also make legislative recommendations if needed. Killed in Senate State Affairs.  $19,000. In fy2016-2017; none thereafter.

 

House Bill 16- 1388  Rep. McCann (D)  Employer Hiring Criminal History Employee. Prohibits employers of four or more from asking about criminal records until after an employment interview has been offered. Does not prohibit use of criminal history a factor in hiring decision. Killed in Senate State Affairs.

PIED

MONITOR

 

Senate Bill 16-077: Senator Kefalas (D) and Representatives Ginal (D) & Primavera (D) Employment First for People with Disabilities. Large bill related to employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities. Sets competitive, integrated employment as primary objective. Sent to Governor.. $228,838 beginning in 2017-18.
PASSED    SEVERE DISABILITIES  LONG BILL   AWAY FROM NON COMPETITIVE SEGREGATED EMPLOYMENT  INTEGRATED   

 

OLMSTEAD ACT – WORKING AND LIVING IN YOUR OWN PLACE’

SHELTERED WORK SHOPS  PAYING BY PIECE  

REHABILITATION COUNCIL  VOCATIONAL TRAINING

 

 

 

NOT SIGNED AS OF NOW  $228,000  GET EVERYONE IN THE ROOM FINANCE EDUCATION 

House Bill 16-1082: Representatives Garnett (D) & Willett (R) Change Name Area Vocational Schools.  Changes references in the law from “vocational Schools” to “Technical Colleges”. Adds a technical college representative to the Colorado Workforce Development Council and also the concurrent  enrollment.  Signed into Law. No fiscal impact.

 

House Bill 16-1100:Representative Petersen(D) and Esgar (D) Tuition Status Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Allows homeless youth in state tuition status if they were identified as homeless youth in their Colorado High School. On Governor’s desk. Fiscal impact: Potential Change.

 

TUITION  SUPPORTED  SIGNED INTO LAW  MAY 17  INCREASING SUBSTANTIALLY   –  i THOUGHT THAT WE WERE DECREASING THE INCIDENCE OF HOMELESSNESS.

 

 

 

 

House Bill 16-1144:Becker J (R) and Petersen (D) Transparency College Courses High School Students Students should be informed if courses don’t count toward concurrent enrollment credit Signed into law. No state fiscal impact, minimal local fiscal impact.

 

INFORMED ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN TAKE FOR CREDIT IN COLLEGE  AND BE ABLE TO BE TRANSFERRED

 

House Bill 16-1197 Reps Carver (R) and Melton (D) and Senators Todd (D) and Crowder (R)

Streamline process of licensing and credentials based on military training. Sent to Governor. $85,847 in 2016-17.

 

GO ALL THROUGH ALL OF THE DEPARTMENTS KINDS OF COURSES AND EXPERIENCES IN THE MILITARY  DOZENS AND DOZENS OCCUPATIONS

 

House Bill 16-1288 Rep Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D) and Senator Tate (R) Industry Infrastructure Grants. CWDC to develop and maintain industry competency standardization of worksite programs with educational entities. Up to age 24? Sent to Governor. $300,000 /yr
AFL CIO  MAKE SURE THAT THERE ARE STANDARDIZED AND BASIC TRAINING THAT EVERYONE RECEIVES RAMP UP # OF MANUFACTURING AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE INDUSTRY RECOGNIZES OUTCOMES  HAVE TO BRING MONEY AND MATCH THE GRANTS  FOR STUDENTS TO AGE 24  REMOVED IN FINAL  BILL  THESE ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AT ALL AGES  BROADER THAN BEFORE  –  k  12 CAN ONLY WORK WITH STUDENTS TO 21.   SIGNED INTO LAW  MAY 20

MONITORED BILLS KILLED

 

Senate Bill 16-045: Senator Todd (D) and Representative Petersen (D)—Add to Financial Literacy Standards for Schools Financial literacy academic standards for public schools must include knowledge and skills related to financing higher education or other career related postsecondary training and retirement planning. Killed in Senate Education

 

Senate Bill 16-079: Senator Todd (D) and Representative Young (D) Align Secondary and Post Secondary CTE Initiatives. Aligns student’s individual career and academic plan (ICAP) with student’s plan of study when pursuing State identified career pathways. Killed in House Education. .No state fiscal impact.

 

House Bill 16-1116- Representative Fields (D) Public Forum on Micro-Credentialing. Directs the Executive Officer for the State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education, or designee, to hold a public forum to discuss a model for micro-credentialing. House Education. $8,375 in 2016-17, none thereafter.

 

House Bill 16-1128:Representative Lundeen (R) Equalizing Access to Concurrent Enrollment. Takes Concurrent (High School/college) enrollment statewide to all districts.(Currently ten districts do not have this, but generally have alternatives-like advanced placement classes)   House Education. :Fiscal Impact: Unspecified state and local impact.

 

House Bill 16-1301 Representative Garnett (D) and Senator Scheffel (R) Business Income Tax Credit Offer Apprentice. Provides $1 million per year for three year  in tax credits for businesses who employ pre-apprentices and apprentices. Credits are for up to $2500 for each pre-apprentice and $5000 for apprentices in quality apprenticeships for jobs that the Colorado Workforce Development Council identifies and in demand and high paying.  Killed in Senate Finance. $1 million/yr.

 

Copies of the full bills are available at www.leg.state.co.us.  

For more information, contact Chaer Robert, Skills2Compete Colorado Coordinator 303-573-5669 x307 or crobert@cclponline.org

 

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Yes- before you take off for the holiday weekend, join us for our monthly Skills2Compete meeting ( 4th Thursday of Each Month- from 11:30 – 1:00)

 

Thursday, May 26

11:30-1:00

789 Sherman #300

 

A light lunch will be served.

 

Call in option:

712-775-7300

126862#

 

Agenda:

 

Introductions and Announcements

 

Review of 2016 Workforce Legislation-

           What passed.

           Tracking Implementation

 

 

Developing a 2017 Legislative Agenda- Preliminary Discussion of a Proactive Agenda

           What has been missing from the “Workforce Packages” of legislation the past couple years?

             What are the possible issues we would like to see more addressed- preliminary brainstorming of issues to work on/ research

                                e.g. Consumer Information re Private Occupational Schools

                                         Adult Education

                                         WIOA Support services

                                          Data

                                          WIOA Services for those with barriers to employment

                                          Other???

 

WIOA Implementation

                Final State Plan now out

                State Responses to our State Plan Comments submitted- Follow up?

                 Regional Plans

 

 

 

 

 

Chaer Robert

Manager

Family Economic Security Program

Colorado Center on Law and Policy

789 Sherman St #300

Denver, CO  80203

303-573-5669 x307

www.cclponline.org

 

 

From: Chaer Robert
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:39 AM
To: Abigail Hull – CDLE; ‘aj@jensenpublicaffairs.com‘; Alison Friedman; ‘andileo@earthlink.net‘; Andrea Stiles Pullas; ‘andreag@nationalskillscoalition.org‘; Ashley Shaw; Aubrey Hasvold; ‘ben.nesbitt@cccs.edu‘; ‘Bethany@ps-s.org‘; ‘BrookeD@nationalskillscoalition.org‘; ‘bryanw@nationalskillscoalition.org‘; Cedric Lindsay; Chaer Robert; ‘chaerrobert@hotmail.com‘; ‘Chriskstoneman@gmail.com‘; ‘chrisstoneman@gmail.com‘; Christina Postolowski; ‘Christine.Alonzo@cllaro.org‘; Claire Levy; ‘cmarquez@micasaresourcecenter.org‘; ‘cmarquezh@micasaresourcecenter.org‘; Davis, Megan; Dawn Howard; ‘director@wrainc.org‘; ‘dwestlund@fresc.org‘; ‘eholguin@rcfdenver.org‘; ‘emily.lesh@state.co.us‘; Eric Mergens; Gallegos – CDHS, Jon; ‘geri.anderson@cccs.edu‘; ‘ghorne@springinstitute.org‘; ‘gifforer@co.larimer.co.us‘; ‘gurule.dusti@dol.gov‘; ‘info@womenslobbyofcolorado.org‘; ‘jbarela@arapahoegov.com‘; ‘jesse@jensenpublicaffairs.com‘; Jessica Cassarino; Jessie Hawthorn; ‘jessiehl@nationalskillscoalition.org‘; ‘jfritsch@kennethkingfoundation.org‘; Jirous, Jennifer; ‘jodistacey33@gmail.com‘; ‘jones@thebell.org‘; ‘Josh@thelearningsource.org‘; Karen Stran; ‘katpbennett@gmail.com‘; Kelly Folks; Kesi Relyea;kfox@micasaresourcecenter.org; ‘Kirkpatrick_M@cde.state.co.us‘; ‘KNugent@weifieldgroup.com‘; Laura Gabbay; Laura Ware; ‘Lauren.Victor@dhe.state.co.us‘; ‘Ledy.Garcia-Eckstein@denvergov.org‘; Lee Wheeler-Berliner; ‘lharvey@cwee.org‘; ‘Lisa.Martinez-Templeton@denvergov.org‘; Liu, Michelle; Lorena Zimmer; Luis Duarte; Luke straka; ‘lynnannleonard@gmail.com‘; M Barry; ‘mallory.elizabeth86@gmail.com‘; Margaret Kirkpatrick; ‘mgifford@agccolorado.org‘; Michelle Webster; Monica Guardiola; Paula Schriefer; ‘pecaut@bellpolicy.org‘; Petti, Anne;pmatthews@responsecapture.com; ‘pmatthews007@aol.com‘; ‘randleloeb@gmail.com‘; Renee Ferrufino; ‘reppettersen@gmail.com‘; ‘rhonda.fields.house@state.co.us‘; Rory O’sullivan; ‘roweena.naidoo@unitedwaydenver.org‘; S. Casey O’Donnell; ‘Schultz8101@gmail.com‘; ‘scott.stump@cccs.edu‘; ‘senatorrachelz@gmail.com‘; Sheri Michael; ‘ShirleyPenn29@msn.com‘; ‘stephanie.steffens@state.co.us‘; Stephen Moore; Steve Del Castillo; ‘steve.king@unitedwaydenver.org‘; ‘steven.allen@state.co.us‘; Tim Gaudette; ‘waterous@bellpolicy.org
Subject: Final Colorado WIOA State Plan and Responses to Public Comments

 

Colorado has submitted its final State Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Plan. Also, in a separate document at the same link, is a list of public comments (including many by S2C members) and the official responses. See Lee’s email with links below my signature.

 

Skills2Compete’s  2015 Multi Year Workplan includes tracking WIOA Implementation with our policy priorities as goal 1:

 

http://cclponline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/S2C-Key-Policy-Recommendations-R8.pdf

 

Thus at our next Skills2Compete meeting we will discuss the plan, the public comments and responses- particularly comments submitted by our various members and those submitted by S2C as a whole, and what this means for our work moving forward.  Hold that date:

 

Thursday, May 26

11:30-1:00

789 Sherman #300

 

Also let me know what other items you would like to see on the agenda. We will have a legislative review of State Bills related to adult workforce development passed and killed.

 

 

Chaer Robert

Manager

Family Economic Security Program

Colorado Center on Law and Policy

789 Sherman St #300

Denver, CO  80203

303-573-5669 x307

www.cclponline.org

 

 

From: Lee Wheeler-Berliner – CWDC [mailto:lee.wheeler-berliner@state.co.us]
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:15 AM
To: Nathan (Lee) Wheeler-Berliner – CDLE
Subject: Colorado’s Submitted State Plan and Responses to Comments

The Colorado Workforce Development Council is pleased to share the submitted version of Colorado’s Combined State Plan under WIOA. We have posted a fully accessible version of the plan on our web site, along with the state’s responses to all of the comments submitted during the public comment period. 

 

As you will see in the responses, we strongly value the engagement and comments of all of our partners. Several of the comments led to changes in the submitted version of the plan.

 

Please note that our federal partners are currently conducting the reviews and approvals of state plans. We will be publishing a formatted version of the plan once the approval phase is completed.

 

The submitted plan and responses to comments can be found here: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cwdc/colorado-state-plan.

Lee Wheeler-Berliner, Assistant Director – Public Engagement

Colorado Workforce Development Council

633 17th Street, Suite 1200, Denver, Colorado 80202

P: 303-318-8223 | C: (303) 859-0147

lee.wheeler-berliner@state.co.us

 

 BAN THE BOX  BILL

May 11,  2016

End of Legislative Session

Governor has 30 days to act   

Legislation:

HB 1050: Task force related to child care for parents wanting education or skills training; killed 3-2 on party-line vote in Senate State Affairs

 

BUILD A BASE OF SUPPORT

HB1287: CDLE pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship study; onto Senate third reading  

 

no fiscal  note

HB1290: Extends transitional jobs program until 2021; onto Senate Appropriations

subsidized training program  fiscal note   4 million dollars annually

 

 

third continuation

HB1302: Align with WIOA; onto Senate second reading  DUAN AND NEWELL sponsored the bill

 

county  officials  were engaged in the process  align statutes with federal  regulations and laws

 

signed in law  May 19 

 

How are WIOA FUNDS ARE  DISTRIBUTED

WHAT WORK FORCE CENTERS THEIR PURPOSE

ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR DISABILITIES AND YOUTH  

 

 

HB1388: Employer hiring criminal history employee; onto Senate State Affairs

PIED

Business Experiential Learning Commission – big movers on apprenticeship programs; pay attention to this group

 

Another new bill: Bipartisan support for pilot program for college courses for folks with developmental disabilities; Rep. Landgraf

 

WIOA

  • Recap: The state put out a draft plan and Skills2Compete submitted comments (also on eligible provider list)
  • New plan has not been posted yet

Laura Ware

  • 6 regional plans in the state, 10 local plans – due in early May
  • Sector partnerships are huge in the plans: cultivating these with specific hiring agreements is important
  • Work based learning is big: we want to make it more adaptable for our populations, measurable outcome should be based in trying several things
  • We recommend developing standing committees for specific groups – families, children, veterans, homeless, etc.
  • We should speak in terms of “priority populations, especially XXXX”
  • Denver’s plan lacks clarity and detail compared to other counties and regions
  • We need to bring in entities on the periphery to make it more integrated

 

June 21-23 WIOA Denver Crosstraining event; they’re happening across the Front Range – Training for cultural sensitivity etc.

 

Regional and local plans are not clear about supportive services – there is a glaring omission in Denver’s plan with regard to supportive services…there are big gaps in each plan

 

Chaer went to a public hearing at Arapahoe County – Laura had two pages of comments about HOW people are ACTUALLY going to get served

 

Do we as S2C want to make comments on regional/county plans?

All deadlines have passed except Denver, Boulder, Mesa Counties

 

Laura writes comments focused on homeless populations; she will email notes out to the group

 

It could be valuable for the governor – whoever s/he may be at the time, to make some sort of a statement about the importance of WIOA implementation

 

Refugee + Skills

  • A little over a year ago the White House put together a Task Force on New Americans
  • Focus on four areas, one being economic integrations: National Skills and Credential Institute; invite community leaders to apply to be invited
    • Opportunity to meet with others from different communities to talk about common issues
    • Letters of interest due by May 1, 2016 – we can choose a team for the June 29 event
    • Paula Schriefer could be the “liaison” and we could be a bit more peripherally involved, because it is not exactly in the scope of some of our organizations
    • Maybe the folks in the room won’t be part of the tightest core community involved, but there can certainly be information sharing

 

WHAT IS MISSING IN THE BILLS THAT HAVE BEEN PASSED?  SUPPORTIVE  SERVICES

 

TRANSITIONAL JOBS  WORK BASED LEARNING  REHIRE  +

VACUUM IN WORK FORCE BILL

REZ CARE

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

SUPERVISION OF THE PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS  CERTIFICATION  OF HIRING OPPORTUNITIES

CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE LENDING  PREDATORY WATCH DOG CONCERNING LOANS

FAMILY LITERACY MODEL IN THREE SITES

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STATE POLICY LEVEL    –  MICHELLE RESPONSES TO THE WIOA PLAN  ELIGIBLE PROVIDER TRAINING  

PEOPLE STARTING BUSINESSES  ENTRPRENEURS

PARENT ENGAGEMENT MONEY MUST BE PAID  OUT FOR THE END OF THE YEAR BUDGET

 

LEGISLATIVE CHOPS  YOUTH EXIT JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM APPOINT THEM TO WIOA  NO WARM HAND OFF

UNDOCUMENTED FUNDING ADULT EDUCATION THROUGH THE K – 12 SYSTEM

 

INCUBATOR FOR BASIC LIVING SKILLS THAT ARE BASED ON TRAUMA

 

CHILDHOOD TASK FORCE

 

BAN THE BOX

EXPANSION OF THE TEST PROVIDERS HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY

RED ROCKS EMILY GRIFFITH  AND CCA  DID NOT RESPOND WITH EXPANDED TEST OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WANTING TO STUDY

 

 

  • WIOA  Implementation

 

  • EDUCACION  de ADULTOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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