Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, the State Board of Education shall develop and maintain a program aimed at facilitating education in advanced manufacturing technical skills. Provides that the program shall be implemented in no less than 12 public high schools, over the span of 3 years, where the youth unemployment rate is at least twice the national average. Specifies program requirements. Provides that the State Board shall ensure that each high school participating in the program has adequate funding for at least one industry coordinator, tutoring, pre-employment and on-the-job mentoring, professional and leadership development, and life and financial management instruction. Provides that the State Board shall use a program provider to help design, build, and accredit the training program. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Requires the State Board of Education to develop and maintain the program beginning with the 2022-2023 (rather than 2021-2022) school year.