SEC. 37-153-9. District work force development councils created; duties; membership.
(1) There are created district work force development councils to be affiliated with each public community and junior college, which shall have the following advisory duties:
(a) To develop an integrated and coordinated district work force development strategic plan that:
(i) Identifies work force development needs through job and employee assessments of local business and industry;
(ii) Sets short-term and long-term goals for industry-specific training and upgrading and for general development of the work force; and
(iii) Provides for coordination of all training programs, including ABE/GED, Skills Enhancement and Industrial Services, and shall work collaboratively with the State Literacy Resource Center;
(b) To coordinate and integrate delivery of training as provided by the work force development plan;
(c) To assist business and industry management in the transition to a high-powered, quality organization;
(d) To encourage continuous improvement through evaluation and assessment; and
(e) To oversee development of an extensive marketing plan to the employer community.
(2) Each community college district shall have an affiliated district council. The district council shall be composed of a diverse group of fifteen (15) persons appointed by the board of trustees of the affiliated public community or junior college. The members of each district council shall be selected from persons recommended by the chambers of commerce, employee groups, industrial foundations, community organizations and local governments located in the community college district of the affiliated community college with one (1) appointee being involved in basic literacy training. However, at least eight (8) members of each district council shall be chief executive officers, plant managers that are representatives of employers in that district or service sector executives.
SOURCES: Laws, 1994, ch. 585, Sec. 5; 1996, ch. 521, Sec. 10, eff from and after July 1, 1996