Bill S7309-2013

Requires the education department to produce an annual report regarding state workforce projections and education credential production; and providing for the repeal of such provisions

Requires the education department, in consultation with the department of labor, the department of economic development, and any other entity the education department deems appropriate, to produce an annual report regarding state workforce projections and education credential production.

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  • May 9, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S7309

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to requiring the education department, in consultation with the department of labor, the department of economic development, and any other entity the education department deems appropriate, to produce an annual report regarding state workforce projections and education credential production; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill requires the education department to produce an annual report regarding the projections of the state workforce (how many jobs lost/gained parsed by industry) compared to which degrees residents of New York State are attaining, and where, if any, notable gaps are in, what employers are in search of, and what potential employees are credentialed in.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 depicts what the annual report produced by state agencies, the education department, the department of labor, and the department of regulatory agency should outline including the state's anticipated workforce needs, the state's anticipated number of degrees, identifying workforce needs, and identifying institutions. Section 2 states where the report need be circulated.

JUSTIFICATION:

To compel the education department in conjunction with the department of labor to generate an annual report to determine the anticipated workforce needs against the degrees being acquired.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed three years after such date.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7309 IN SENATE May 9, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT in relation to requiring the education department, in consulta- tion with the department of labor, the department of economic develop- ment, and any other entity the education department deems appropriate, to produce an annual report regarding state workforce projections and education credential production; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. To the extent practicable within available resources and subject to the availability of data currently collected by and accessi- ble to state agencies, the education department, in consultation with the department of labor, the department of regulatory agencies, and any other entity the education department deems appropriate, shall produce an annual report regarding state workforce need projections and creden- tial production. The report shall: a. indicate the state's anticipated workforce needs for the three-year period following the report and the number of degrees, certificates, and other credentials that public and private institutions of higher educa- tion, private occupational schools, local community colleges, area voca- tional schools expect to issue over the three-year period following the report; b. to the extent provided by sources external to the education depart- ment, indicate the state's anticipated number of degrees, certificates and other credentials that high school vocational programs, apprentice- ship programs and other public or private workforce training programs expect to issue over the three-year period following the report; c. identify any workforce needs, including areas of specialization and levels of experience within a particular vocation, that may not be met by the education, training, and apprenticeship programs; and d. identify institutions, public or private, that can meet the work- force needs through expansion of existing programs or by developing new programs. The education department, by January 15 of each year, begin-
ning in 2015, shall provide a copy of the report to the higher education committees of the assembly and the senate, or any successor committees, to the commerce, economic development and small business committee of the senate, or any successor committee, to the economic development, job creation, commerce and industry committee of the assembly, or any successor committee, and to the governor. S 2. The education department shall send the report to every public post-secondary institution governing board in the state and to public school districts and charter schools in the state. The report shall also be available to private schools within the state upon request and shall be made available on the website maintained by the education department. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed three years after such date.

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