This report contains the current bills related to talent development the CWDC is tracking.

HB21-1006 Fifth-day School Enrichment Programs Funding 
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, March 18 2021
House Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0107
(1) in house calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | P. Will (R) / L. Garcia (D) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary:

The bill creates the fifth-day academic enrichment and support grant program (program) to award grants on a 3-year cycle to one or more eligible community-based nonprofit organizations (organizations) to provide supplemental educational programs to full-day kindergarten through high school-aged children on the fifth day of the week for children in schools that have a 4-day school week.

To be eligible for a grant, organizations must, in part, have experience providing before- and after-school programs, serve a majority of children from low-income families, and have a relationship or partnership with a local school district that serves children in the program.

The state board of education (state board) awards program grants in a 3-year grant cycle, with an initial grant and automatic renewal of the grant for 2 years as set forth in the bill. The amount of the initial and renewal grants is determined by the state board based on the number of children served in the program and other criteria specified in the bill.

Grants must be used for one or more of the purposes specified in the bill, including to provide supplemental educational programming to support students' academic development on the fifth day of a 4-day school week, to provide meals for students attending the program, and to acquire educational materials and necessary technology to provide supplemental educational programming.

The state board shall promulgate rules to establish the program, including the application process and deadlines.

Grantees are required to report annually to the department of education (department) on the use of the grant money, with the department reporting to certain committees of the general assembly.

The bill creates a fund from which to pay program grants, consisting of money appropriated or transferred to the fund by the general assembly.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal note currently unavailable
Date Introduced: 2021-02-16
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Esgar and Will-
Senate Sponsors: Garcia and Hisey--

HB21-1007 State Apprenticeship Agency 
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, March 11 2021
Business Affairs & Labor
1:30 p.m. Room 0112
(3) in house calendar.
Sponsors: T. Sullivan (D) | D. Ortiz / J. Danielson (D) | R. Rodriguez (D)
Summary:

The bill creates the state apprenticeship agency (SAA) in the department of labor and employment (department) as a type 1 agency. The executive director of the department is required to appoint a director of the SAA (director). The purpose of the SAA is to:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the United States department of labor's office of apprenticeship concerning apprentices and registered apprenticeship programs; and
  • Oversee apprenticeship programs, including registration, required standards for registration, quality assurance, the promotion of apprenticeships, and the provision of technical assistance.

The director shall establish the state apprenticeship council (SAC) and an interagency advisory committee on apprenticeship (IAC). The governor and the director appoint the members of the SAC and the IAC. The SAC is charged with overseeing registered apprenticeship programs for the building and construction trades in this state and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and standards. The IAC is charged with the same responsibilities for all other apprenticeships not in the building and construction trades.

The bill requires the SAA to accept applications for registration of apprenticeship programs beginning July 1, 2023. The SAA may deregister an apprenticeship program for noncompliance with the requirements in the bill. The SAA shall conduct a hearing upon request of the SAC or the IAC regarding issues of noncompliance and deregistration.

The director of the SAA is authorized to promulgate rules to implement the state apprenticeship registration program.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Appropriations
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2021-02-16
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Sullivan and Ortiz-
Senate Sponsors: Danielson and Rodriguez--

HB21-1010 Diverse K-12 Educator Workforce Report 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: N. Ricks / R. Fields (D)
Summary:

The bill directs the department of higher education and the department of education to convene a workgroup on diversity in the educator workforce (workgroup).

The department of higher education and the department of education shall select the members of the workgroup, which must include those agencies, persons, and organizations specified in the bill. The departments may seek recommendations or nominations from interested stakeholders.

The workgroup shall investigate barriers to the preparation, retention, and recruitment of a diverse educator workforce and shall consider strategies to increase diversity in the educator workforce. The bill includes specific issues for the workgroup to consider.

The workgroup shall submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to the education committees of the general assembly no later than September 30, 2022. The workgroup may submit interim findings and recommendations during the 2022 legislative session.

Under current law, the department of higher education reports annually concerning educator preparation programs, including enrollment, graduation rates, outcomes of graduates, and performance on assessments administered for licensure. The bill requires the department of higher education to include the required information disaggregated by the candidates' or graduates' gender, race, and ethnicity. Further, the information contained in the annual report must be posted on the department of higher education's and the department of education's websites.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2021-02-16
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Ricks-
Senate Sponsors: Fields--

HB21-1065 Veterans' Hiring Preference 
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, March 18 2021
House State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
Upon Adjournment Room LSB-A
(2) in house calendar.
Sponsors: D. Ortiz | T. Carver (R)
Summary:

The bill creates a statutory basis to allow a private employer to give preference to a veteran of the armed forces or the National Guard and the spouse of a disabled veteran or a service member killed in the line of duty when hiring a new employee, as long as the veteran or the spouse is as qualified as other applicants for employment. The bill allows a private employer's veterans' preference employment policy to also include the preferential hiring of veterans who have been discharged from active duty within the last 10 years, as determined by the discharge date. The bill clarifies that a private employer that adopts a program that gives preferences to veterans or their spouses is not committing a discriminatory or unfair labor practice.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2021-02-16
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Ortiz and Carver-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB21-1094 Foster Youth In Transition Program 
Position:
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, March 16 2021
Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
1:30 p.m. Room 0112
(3) in house calendar.
Sponsors: L. Daugherty | T. Van Beber / R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

The bill creates the foster youth in transition program (transition program) in the state department of human services (state department) to be implemented in county departments of human or social services (county departments) throughout the state. The purpose of the transition program is to allow foster youth who meet eligibility criteria to voluntarily continue to receive certain child welfare services (services) up until the last day of the month of the youth's twenty-first birthday, or such greater age of foster care eligibility as required by federal law. Services provided through the transition program must be client-directed and developmentally appropriate as set forth in and agreed to through a voluntary services agreement (agreement) developed and entered into between the youth and county department.

The bill sets forth the eligibility criteria a youth must meet in order to voluntarily participate in the transition program. A youth who is no longer under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and thinks he or she is eligible for the transition program may make a written request to the juvenile court (court) or county department where the youth resides. The county department shall make a determination of eligibility. If the youth is eligible, the county department shall explain the requirements and benefits of the transition program to the youth and, with the youth, develop an agreement that must be provided to the juvenile court together with a petition to renew jurisdiction with the juvenile court.

The bill describes the services and supports that will be made available to a youth through the transition program, including assistance with enrolling in medicaid; assistance with securing appropriate housing; and providing case management services, such as developing a roadmap to success, obtaining employment, obtaining critical documents and records, and accessing information about relatives and siblings, if available and appropriate.

The bill sets forth the form and content required for a petition to bring the youth under the juvenile court's jurisdiction. Upon receipt of informed, written consent of the youth, a person may be named as a special respondent in a case brought pursuant to the transition program.

A youth participating in the transition program must be appointed counsel from a list of attorneys approved by the office of the child's representative. If the youth is 18 years of age or older and, due to diminished capacity, needs a guardian ad litem, one may also be appointed.

Procedures for emancipation discharge and transition hearings (hearing) are described in the bill, including a requirement to have a personalized emancipation transition plan finalized for the youth no more than 90 days prior to a hearing. The county department shall file a report with the court at least 7 days prior to a transition hearing that includes relevant details concerning a youth's status and plans to either emancipate or enter the youth in transition program. With the youth's consent and in certain circumstances, the court may continue a transition hearing for up to 119 days.

The court shall hold periodic reviews of the youth's case at least every 6 months to ensure that the transition program is providing the youth with the necessary services to help the youth move toward permanency and a successful transition to adulthood. The bill sets forth procedures for the periodic reviews. The bill grants continuing jurisdiction in a youth's case to the juvenile court under certain situations.

The bill creates the foster youth successful transition to adulthood grant program (grant program) and associated advisory board (advisory board). The purpose of the grant program is to support eligible youth to successful transition into adulthood. Youth are eligible for services from recipients of grants from the grant program if they are between the ages of 18 and 23, were in foster care or adjudicated dependent and neglected, and are participating voluntarily. The advisory board shall meet at least 2 times per year, and the bill outlines membership.

The state department is directed to promulgate rules for the implementation of the transition program.

The bill makes conforming amendments.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal note currently unavailable
Date Introduced: 2021-02-16
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Daugherty and Van Beber-
Senate Sponsors: Zenzinger--

HB21-1097 Establish Behavioral Health Administration 
Position:
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, March 9 2021
Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
1:30 p.m. Room 0112
(2) in house calendar.
Sponsors: M. Young (D) | R. Pelton (R) / R. Fields (D)
Summary:

The bill addresses multiple recommendations from the Colorado behavioral health task force (task force), created in 2019, related to the creation of a behavioral health administration (BHA). The BHA would be a single state agency to lead, promote, and administer the state's behavioral health priorities.

The bill requires the department of human services (department) to submit a plan for the creation and establishment of the BHA on or before November 1, 2021, to the joint budget committee and on or before January 30, 2022, to the department's committees of reference. The bill outlines what the plan must, at a minimum, include. The essential duties of the BHA, once established, are set forth.

A timeline is described for the establishment of the BHA in the department and for a future determination of what state department, if different than the department of human services, the BHA will exist.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2021-02-16
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Young and Pelton-
Senate Sponsors: Fields--

HB21-1149 Energy Sector Career Pathway In Higher Education 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Jackson (D)
Summary:

The bill requires the Colorado work force development council (council), in collaboration with local work force boards, the department of education, superintendents of local school districts, the state board for community colleges and occupational education, and other postsecondary partners, to design a career pathway for students in the energy sector using an existing statutory model for the design and implementation of career pathways.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/3/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal note currently unavailable
Date Introduced: 2021-03-03
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Jackson-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB21-1150 Create The Colorado Office Of New Americans 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: I. Jodeh
Summary:

The bill creates, initially within the department of labor and employment, the Colorado office of new Americans (ONA). The bill sets forth the ONA's duties and responsibilities and provides details regarding funding. The ONA serves as the point of contact for immigrant-serving state agencies, private sector organizations, and the public about immigrant issues in Colorado, and has as one of its central purposes the successful integration and inclusion of immigrants and refugees in our state's communities. As its main priority, the ONA is required to implement a statewide strategy to facilitate economic stability and promote successful economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration by investing in the success of immigrants in Colorado.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/3/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal note currently unavailable
Date Introduced: 2021-03-03
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Jodeh-
Senate Sponsors: --

SB21-001 Modify COVID-19 Relief Programs For Small Business 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: F. Winter (D) | K. Priola (R) / L. Herod (D) | S. Sandridge (R)
Summary:

The bill moves the COVID-19 relief program for minority-owned businesses from the minority business office to the Colorado office of economic development and expands the scope of the program to allow relief payments, grants, loans, and technical assistance and consulting support to small businesses disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, the bill extends the deadlines for allocating and distributing relief payments under the small business relief program.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/21/2021 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2021-01-13
Amendments: Amendments
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Herod and Sandridge-
Senate Sponsors: Winter and Priola--

SB21-032 Mobile Veterans-support Unit Grant Program 
Position:
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, March 9 2021
SENATE STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
2:00 PM Old Supreme Court
(3) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: K. Donovan (D) / D. Ortiz
Summary:

The bill establishes a mobile veterans-support unit grant program (grant program) to provide grant funding to a veteran-owned-and-focused organization to create a mobile veterans-support unit. A mobile veterans-support unit acts as a point of contact to veterans in rural areas or to veterans experiencing homelessness. The mobile veterans-support unit distributes supplies, transports veterans who do not have access to public or private transportation, and works with the office of economic development (office) to provide business and job opportunities to veterans.

The office administers the grant program.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2021-02-16
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Ortiz-
Senate Sponsors: Donovan--

SB21-039 Elimination Of Subminimum Wage Employment 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | D. Hisey (R) / Y. Caraveo (D) | R. Pelton (R)
Summary:

The bill phases out subminimum wage employment for employers that hold a special certificate from the United States department of labor that authorizes the employers to pay less than the minimum wage to employees whose earning capacity is impaired by age, physical or mental disability, or injury. The bill requires each employer that holds a special certificate to submit a transition plan to the Colorado department of labor and employment detailing how the employer plans to phase out subminimum wage employment.

The bill requires the employment first advisory partnership in the Colorado department of labor and employment (partnership) to:

  • Develop actionable recommendations to address structural and fiscal barriers to phasing out subminimum wage employment and successfully implementing competitive integrated employment; and
  • Report the recommendations to the general assembly.

The bill continues operation of the partnership, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2021, indefinitely.

The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing to add employment-related services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/3/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2021-02-16
Amendments: Amendments
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Caraveo and Pelton-
Senate Sponsors: Zenzinger and Hisey--

SB21-060 Expand Broadband Service 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: K. Donovan (D) / D. Roberts (D)
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill amends the definition of "broadband network" to increase downstream and upstream speed requirements and adds a definition of "critically unserved", which means a household or area that lacks access to at least one provider of nonsatellite broadband service delivered at measurable speeds of at least 10 megabits per second downstream and one megabit per second upstream.Section 2 reduces the membership of the broadband deployment board (board) in the department of regulatory agencies from 16 members to 9 members.

The board is required to develop a reimbursement program to reimburse certain households for up to $600 per year for broadband service. A household is eligible to apply for reimbursement if the household:

  • Includes children enrolled in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced-price lunch through a school's lunch program; or
  • Has an income that does not exceed the higher of the federal poverty level or 30% of area median income.

The board is also required to develop a request for proposal process through which the board will solicit bids for proposed projects to serve areas of the state that the office of information technology has determined lack access to broadband service at measurable speeds of at least 10 megabits per second downstream and one megabit per second upstream. Each year, the board is required to reserve at least 50% of the money from the high cost support mechanism that is allocated for broadband deployment to award grants to proposed projects solicited through the request for proposal process.

Section 2 also limits the notice and comment period for a local entity's review of an application from 60 days to 30 days and removes provisions requiring the board to apply for specific types of federal funding because the board has completed those applications.

Section 2 further requires the public utilities commission, in consultation with the board, to:

  • Adopt rules establishing speed testing protocols by which broadband grant applicants must abide; and
  • Consider, on a biennial basis starting in 2023, whether to modify by rule the definitions of "broadband network" and "critically unserved" and certain aspects of the reimbursement program, including eligibility for reimbursement and the maximum amount of money that the board may annually reimburse a household.

Section 3 repeals the current board composition requirements on August 31, 2021.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal note currently unavailable
Date Introduced: 2021-02-16
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: Roberts-
Senate Sponsors: Donovan--

SB21-095 Sunset Employment First Advisory Partnership 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Monday, March 15 2021
SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 352
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. Danielson (D)
Summary:

Sunset Process - Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee. The bill implements the recommendation of the department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review and report on the employment first advisory partnership by continuing the partnership indefinitely.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/17/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2021-02-17
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: -
Senate Sponsors: Danielson, Rodriguez--

SB21-106 Concerning Successful High School Transitions 
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, March 11 2021
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Following the Completion of Joint Education Committee SCR 357
(2) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. Coleman | K. Priola (R) / B. McLachlan (D) | M. Baisley (R)
Summary:

The bill amends the high school innovative learning pilot program (ILOP) that authorized school districts, district charter schools, and institute charter schools (local education providers) to count as full-time students high school students participating in innovative learning opportunities regardless of whether they meet the number of teacher-pupil instruction and contact hours for full-time enrollment. The bill allows a school of a school district to participate in an ILOP with a district or independently and requires all applicants to demonstrate how their innovative learning plan disproportionately benefits underserved students.

In selecting applicants to participate in the pilot program, the bill requires the department of education (department) and the state board of education (state board) to consider whether the innovative learning plan includes opportunities for students to participate in registered or unregistered apprenticeships, internships, and technical training or skills programs through an industry provider, teacher training opportunities, concurrent enrollment, and industry certificates.

Further, subject to available appropriations, the state board is encouraged to select up to 20 applicants and is not limited to choosing applicants that had part-time students in the prior year and that enroll fewer than 5,000 students.

The bill creates the fourth year innovation pilot program (pilot program) in the department of higher education to disburse state funding to postsecondary education and training programs on behalf of low-income students who graduate early from a high school participating in the pilot program prior to enrolling in the fourth year of high school or prior to enrolling in the second semester of their fourth year in high school.

The state funding awarded to a student graduating prior to enrolling in the fourth year of high school is equal to the greater of 75% of the average state share amount of the statewide average per-pupil funding for public elementary and secondary schools or $3,500. The state funding for a student graduating prior to the second semester of their fourth year in high school is equal to the greater of 45% of the average state share amount of the statewide average per-pupil funding for public elementary and secondary schools or $2,000. The state funding is disbursed to the postsecondary program on behalf of the eligible graduate and may be used for the eligible graduate's cost of attendance for the postsecondary program, as determined by the department of higher education. The local education provider from which the student graduated early prior to the fourth year of high school receives a portion of the state savings for school finance obligations due to the early graduation.

An eligible graduate must enroll in a postsecondary program and use the state funding award before the eligible graduate's twenty-first birthday, at which time the unused portion of the state funding is forfeited.

The bill requires the department of higher education to report annually to certain committees of the general assembly certain information relating to the pilot program. The bill creates a fund for the pilot program.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/18/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal note currently unavailable
Date Introduced: 2021-02-18
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: McLachlan and Baisley-
Senate Sponsors: Coleman and Priola, Bridges--

SB21-119 Increasing Access To High-Quality Credentials 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Thursday, March 11 2021
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Following the Completion of Joint Education Committee SCR 357
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. Bridges (D) | P. Lundeen (R)
Summary:

The career development success program provides financial incentives for participating school districts and participating charter schools to encourage pupils enrolled in grades 9 through 12 to enroll in and successfully complete qualified industry-credential programs; qualified internship, residency, or construction industry pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship programs; and qualified advanced placement courses (programs and courses). The bill amends the list of qualified programs by removing residency programs and expanding pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs to include any industry program, not just construction industry programs.

The bill expands the definition of a qualified industry-credential program to include a career and technical education program that, upon completion, results in an industry-recognized credential with labor market value aligned with a high-skill, high-wage, in-demand job.

Current law requires the work force development council (council) to identify the programs and courses by identifying the jobs included in the Colorado talent report with the greatest regional and state demand, including jobs in in-demand industries. The bill requires the council to consult with relevant industries to identify the programs and courses by identifying high-skill, high-wage jobs in in-demand industries that have labor market value. Any programs and courses the council determines do not demonstrate labor market value may be removed from the council's website.

Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, and each school year thereafter, the department of education (department), in coordination with the department of labor and employment, the department of higher education, the Colorado community college system, and employers from in-demand industries, shall identify the top 10 industry-recognized credentials that may be awarded to high school students. For each identified credential, the department shall specify how the courses taken to earn the credential align with the state academic standards.

The bill requires each participating school district, each nonparticipating school district on behalf of its participating charter schools, and the state charter school institute on behalf of each participating institute charter school to report to the department the total number of pupils who successfully complete a program or course, disaggregated by the student's race, ethnicity, and gender, and whether the student is a student with a disability, an English language learner, or eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

Current law requires each participating school district and each participating charter school to regularly communicate to all high school students the availability of programs and courses and the benefits a student receives as a result of successfully completing one of the programs or courses. The bill expands this requirement to all middle school students and the students' families.

The bill requires each participating school district and each participating charter school to communicate how industry-recognized credentials and guaranteed-transfer pathways courses that are included in such credentials are aligned with postsecondary degrees and high-skill, high-wage, in-demand jobs, and the top 10 industry-recognized credentials identified by the department. The communications must be provided in a language that the students and the students' families understand.

The bill updates the department's annual reporting requirements to the general assembly to include:

  • Whether the students participating in the programs and courses enlisted in the military or entered the workforce after graduation;
  • How money received under the career development success program was used to promote the availability of programs and courses; and
  • How the participating school district or participating charter school determined which programs and courses to offer, including how the programs and courses are aligned with local workforce needs.

No later than July 1, 2022, the department, in collaboration with the Colorado community college system, shall publish and disseminate materials through existing and relevant platforms used to engage with districts that include, at a minimum, the top 10 industry-recognized credentials and a sample communications plan for how a participating school district or participating charter school may communicate the value of credentials and experiences to students and families.

The bill requires participating school districts and participating charter schools to utilize program funding to promote access to programs and courses.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/23/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal note currently unavailable
Date Introduced: 2021-02-23
Amendments:
Status History: Status History
House Sponsors: -
Senate Sponsors: Bridges and Lundeen--