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Industry-certified career education programs.
Section 1003.492, Florida Statutes 2004

1003.492  Industry-certified career education programs.--

(1)  A career education program within a comprehensive high school program of study shall be coordinated with the appropriate industry indicating that all components of the program are relevant and appropriate to prepare the student for further education or for employment in that industry.

(2)  The State Board of Education shall adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 for implementing an industry certification process, which rules must establish any necessary procedures for obtaining appropriate business partners and requirements for business and industry involvement in curriculum oversight and equipment procurement.

(3)  The Department of Education shall study student performance in industry-certified career education programs. The department shall identify districts that currently operate industry-certified career education programs. The study shall examine the performance of participating students over time. Performance factors shall include, but not be limited to, graduation rates, retention rates, additional educational attainment, employment records, earnings, and industry satisfaction. The results of this study shall be submitted to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 31, 2004.

(4)  The Department of Education shall conduct a study to determine if a cost factor should be applied to industry-certified career education programs and review the need for startup funding for the programs. The study shall be completed by December 31, 2004, and shall be submitted to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

History.--s. 4, ch. 2004-357.