Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 1170
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1170 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
This Act may be cited as the
Career and Technical Education Center Act.
The purpose of this Act is to
establish career and technical education centers that
integrate learners seeking preparation for the jobs and
technical careers of the future with industry specific
workplace opportunities, competencies, and career and
technical education with core academic subjects.
A school district, in
partnership with other school districts, community colleges,
universities, local industries and employers, unions, police
departments, fire departments, and community-based
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organizations, may establish a career and technical education
center that is eligible for a grant under this Act if the
career and technical education center meets all of the
(1) The career and technical education center must
have a minimum 5-clock-hour day, as required under Section
10-19.05 of the School Code, and be under the direct
supervision of teachers.
(2) The career and technical education center must be
at least a 2-year school.
(3) The career and technical education center must be
available for use by an affiliated community college for
adult learners within a school program for grades 10
through 12 that is organized around a career theme and
operated as a business-education partnership.
(4) The career and technical education center must be
a career-oriented program that uses the direct involvement
of local employers to provide students with the education
and skills needed for employment.
(5) The career and technical education center must be
a standards-based educational program that prepares
students both academically and technically for entrance
into postsecondary education or careers in a selected
(6) The curriculum of the career and technical
education center must be based on the Illinois Learning
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Standards and work-site training, which must provide
students with learning experiences for entry-level
employment in the local job market and lifelong learning
skills for higher education.
Subject to appropriation or other
available federal or private funding, the State Board of
Education may provide grants to a career and technical
education center that meets the requirements of this Act.
This Act takes effect upon