SKILLS 2 COMPETE – S2C @ JUNE 2016
SKILLS 2 COMPETE – S2C JUNE 2016
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- 2017 Agenda legislature
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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
789 Sherman #300
A light lunch will be served.
Call in option:
Introductions and Announcements
Review of 2016 Workforce Legislation-
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
WIOA Support services
WIOA Services for those with barriers to employment
Final State Plan now out
State Responses to our State Plan Comments submitted- Follow up?
Family Economic Security Program
Colorado Center on Law and Policy
789 Sherman St #300
Denver, CO 80203
From: Chaer Robert
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:39 AM
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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:
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
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.
Family Economic Security Program
Colorado Center on Law and Policy
789 Sherman St #300
Denver, CO 80203
From: Lee Wheeler-Berliner – CWDC [mailto:email@example.com]
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
BAN THE BOX BILL
May 11, 2016
End of Legislative Session
Governor has 30 days to act
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
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
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
- Recap: The state put out a draft plan and Skills2Compete submitted comments (also on eligible provider list)
- New plan has not been posted yet
- 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
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