(20 ILCS 701/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    "Director" means the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    "High technology occupations" mean scientific, technical, and engineering occupations including, but not limited to, the following occupational groups and detailed occupations: engineers; life and physical scientists; mathematical specialists; engineering and science technicians; computer specialists; and engineering, scientific, and computer managers.
    "Local partnership" means a cooperative agreement between one or more employers, including employer associations, and one or more secondary or postsecondary schools established to operate a high technology school-to-work project. The partnerships must be employer-led and designed to respond to the high technology skill requirements of participating employers.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)