Florida Senate - 2016 PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Bill No. SB 836 Ì3783341Î378334 576-03413-16 Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations (Appropriations Subcommittee on Education) 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to a Rapid Response Education and 3 Training Program; amending s. 288.903, F.S.; revising 4 the duties of Enterprise Florida, Inc.; amending s. 5 1006.735, F.S.; establishing the Rapid Response 6 Education and Training Program within the Complete 7 Florida Plus Program; requiring the Complete Florida 8 Plus Program to work with Enterprise Florida, Inc., to 9 offer certain education and training commitments to 10 businesses; specifying the duties of the program; 11 requiring reports to the Legislature; requiring the 12 Division of Career and Adult Education within the 13 Department of Education to conduct an analysis and 14 assessment of the effectiveness of the education and 15 training programs; providing an effective date. 16 17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 18 19 Section 1. Subsection (7) is added to section 288.903, 20 Florida Statutes, to read: 21 288.903 Duties of Enterprise Florida, Inc.—Enterprise 22 Florida, Inc., shall have the following duties: 23 (7) In coordination with the Complete Florida Plus Program, 24 identify education and training programs that are available for 25 project-specific industry recruitment and retention efforts to 26 offer credible education and training commitments that will 27 ensure that Florida businesses, and businesses relocating to 28 Florida, have access to a skilled and competent workforce. 29 Section 2. Present subsections (5) and (6) of section 30 1006.735, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (6) 31 and (7), respectively, and a new subsection (5) is added to that 32 section, to read: 33 1006.735 Complete Florida Plus Program.—The Complete 34 Florida Plus Program is created at the University of West 35 Florida. 36 (5) RAPID RESPONSE EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM.—The 37 Rapid Response Education and Training Program is established 38 within the Complete Florida Plus Program. Under this education 39 and training program, the Complete Florida Plus Program shall 40 work directly with Enterprise Florida, Inc., in project-specific 41 industry recruitment and retention efforts to offer credible 42 education and training commitments to businesses. 43 (a) The Rapid Response Education and Training Program must: 44 1. Issue challenge grants through requests for proposals 45 that are open to all education and training providers, public or 46 private. These grants match state dollars with education and 47 training provider dollars to implement particular education and 48 training programs. 49 2. Request periodic reports from an independent forensic 50 accountant or auditor to ensure transparency of the program. 51 These periodic reports must be submitted to the President of the 52 Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 53 3. Keep administrative costs to a minimum through the use 54 of existing organizational structures. 55 4. Work directly with businesses to recruit individuals for 56 education and training. 57 5. Be able to terminate an education and training program 58 by giving the program 30 days’ notice. 59 6. Survey employers after completion of an education and 60 training program to ascertain the effectiveness of the program. 61 (b) The Division of Career and Adult Education within the 62 Department of Education shall conduct an analysis and assessment 63 of the effectiveness of the education and training programs 64 under this section in addressing labor market and occupational 65 trends and needs. 66 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.