SEC. 37-153-11. One-Stop Career Centers; staff and organization; duties.
(1) There are created One-Stop Career Centers to provide assessment, training and placement services to individuals needing retraining, training and upgrading for local industry. Each career center shall be affiliated with a separate public community or junior college district.
(2) Each career center shall be staffed and organized locally by the affiliated community college. The career center shall serve as staff to the affiliated district council.
(3) Each career center, working in concert with its affiliated district council, shall offer and arrange services to accomplish the purposes of this act, including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) For individuals needing training and retraining:
(i) Recruiting, assessing, counseling and referring to training or jobs;
(ii) Preemployment training for those with no experience in the private enterprise system;
(iii) Basic literacy skills training and high school equivalency education;
(iv) Vocational and technical training, full-time or part-time; and
(v) Short-term skills training for educationally and economically disadvantaged adults in cooperation with federally established employment and training programs;
(b) For specific industries or firms within the district:
(i) Job analysis, testing and curriculum development;
(ii) Development of specific long-range training plans;
(iii) Industry or firm-related preemployment training;
(iv) Workplace basic skills and literacy training;
(v) Customized skills training;
(vi) Assistance in developing the capacity for Total Quality Management training; and
(vii) Technology transfer information and referral services to business of local applications of new research in cooperation with the University Research Center, the state's universities and other laboratories;
(c) For public schools within the district technical assistance to secondary schools in curriculum coordination, development of tech prep programs, instructional development and resource coordination; and
(d) For economic development, a local forum and resource center for all local industrial development groups to meet and promote regional economic development.
(4) Each career center shall compile and make accessible necessary information for use in evaluating outcomes of its efforts and in improving the quality of programs at each community college, and shall include information on literacy initiatives. Each career center shall, through an interagency management information system, maintain records on placement, length of time on the job after placement and wage rates of those placed in a form containing such information as established by the state council.
SOURCES: Laws, 1994, ch. 585, Sec. 6; 1996, ch. 521, Sec. 11, eff from and after July 1, 1996