The youth apprenticeship program under s. 106.13
and any other apprenticeship program for which the department provides assistance.
NOTE: The bracketed language indicates the correct cross-reference.
The veterans job training program under s. 106.10
and any other job training program for veterans administered by the department.
Such other employment and education programs as the governor may by executive order assign to the council.
The governor's council on workforce excellence shall do all of the following:
Identify the workforce development needs of the state and recommend to the governor goals for meeting those needs and steps to meet those goals.
Review the provision of services and the allocation of funding and resources under the programs specified in sub. (1)
and recommend to the governor a strategic plan for coordinating the provision of those services and for allocating that funding and those resources, consistent with the laws, rules and regulations governing those programs, so as to best respond to the workforce development needs identified under par. (a)
Monitor the provision of services and the expenditure of funding and resources under the programs specified in sub. (1)
and evaluate the effectiveness of those programs in meeting the employment and education needs of the participants in those programs.
Determine whether any federal laws, regulations or policies impede the effectiveness or coordination of any of the programs specified in sub. (1)
and, if so, recommend that the department seek waivers of those laws, regulations or policies.
Recommend for approval by the department under s. 106.13 (2m)
occupations for the youth apprenticeship program and statewide skill standards for programs provided under the school-to-work opportunities act of 1994, 20 USC 6101
Review and comment on all proposals for the establishment of new employment and education programs, including the eligibility criteria for receiving services under those programs, to ensure that employment and education program services are not duplicated unnecessarily.
Oversee the establishment and operation of public employment offices under s. 106.09
Provide uniform performance standards that assist in evaluating the effectiveness of the employment and education programs specified in sub. (1)
Annually, prepare and submit to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
and to the governor a report on the activities of the governor's council on workforce excellence that includes recommendations regarding the employment and education programs specified in sub. (1)
The council may not impose any mandates on any local governmental unit or educational institution. In this subsection, "local governmental unit" means a political subdivision of this state, special purpose district in this state, instrumentality or corporation of such a political subdivision or special purpose district, combination or subunit of any of the foregoing or instrumentality of the state and any of the foregoing.
History: 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.115; 1995 a. 417
Division of workforce excellence.
Based on the recommendations of the governor's council on workforce excellence, the division of workforce excellence shall plan, coordinate, administer and implement the department's workforce excellence initiatives, programs, policies and funding, the youth apprenticeship and school-to-work programs under s. 106.13
and such other employment and education programs as the governor may by executive order assign to the division. Notwithstanding any limitations placed on the use of state employment and education funds under this section or s. 106.13
or under an executive order assigning an employment and education program to the division, the secretary may issue a general or special order waiving any of those limitations on finding that the waiver will promote the coordination of employment and education services.
History: 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
; 1995 Stats. s. 106.12.
Youth apprenticeship and school-to-work programs. 106.13(1)(1)
The department shall provide a youth apprenticeship program and a school-to-work program in accordance with 20 USC 6101
The governor's council on workforce excellence, the technical college system board and the department of education shall assist the department of industry, labor and job development in providing the youth apprenticeship program and school-to-work program under sub. (1)
After reviewing the recommendations of the governor's council on workforce excellence under s. 106.115 (2) (e)
, the department shall approve occupations and maintain a list of approved occupations for the youth apprenticeship program and shall approve statewide skill standards for the school-to-work program. From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (ev)
, the department shall contract for the development of curricula for youth apprenticeship programs for occupations approved under this subsection.
The youth apprenticeship program under sub. (1)
shall not affect any apprenticeship program that is governed by ss. 106.01
, except that an apprenticeship program that is governed by ch. 106
may grant credit toward the completion of an apprenticeship for the successful completion of a youth apprenticeship under sub. (1)
"Nonprofit organization" means a nonstock, nonprofit corporation under ch. 181
"Public agency" means a county, city, village, town, school district or technical college district or an agency of this state or of a county, city, village, town, school district or technical college district.
From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (em)
, the department may award grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations that are responsible for the training of a youth apprentice. A public agency or non-profit organization that receives a grant under this subsection shall use the funds awarded under the grant to award training grants to employers who provide on-the-job training and supervision for youth apprentices. A training grant provided under this subsection may not exceed 50% of the youth apprentice's hourly wage or $4 per hour, whichever is less. An employer may receive training grant funds for not more than 500 hours of work per youth apprentice in any school year, as defined in s. 115.001 (13)
The department shall promulgate rules to administer this section.
History: 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
, 9130 (4)
and 9145 (1)
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.13.
Career counseling centers. 106.14(1)
The department may award grants to nonprofit corporations and public agencies for the provision of career counseling centers throughout the state.
A career counseling center under this section shall provide youths with access to comprehensive career education and job training information, including information regarding postsecondary educational options in vocational and technical educational programs. A career counseling center under this section may also assist youths in locating apprenticeship and other work experience opportunities that are related to the youth's education.
A career counseling center under this section shall coordinate its services with the counseling and guidance activities and the education for employment program under s. 121.02 (1) (m)
provided by the school board of the school district in which the career counseling center is located.
Any nonprofit corporation or public agency may apply for a grant to operate a career counseling center under this section. The department shall review the applications submitted under this subsection according to procedures and criteria established by the department.
Amounts awarded under sub. (3)
may be paid in instalments and shall range from 25% to 75% of the total cost of operating the career counseling center, except that after 3 years of receiving grant funds under this section a grant recipient may receive no more than 50% of the total cost of operating the career counseling center. The department shall require the grant recipient to provide the remaining percentage share of the total project cost.
History: 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.14.
Assistance for dislocated workers. 106.15(1)(b)
"Dislocated worker" has the meaning established by the department by rule in substantial conformance with 29 USC 1652
"Dislocated worker committee" means the committee or other subunit of the council that deals with the dislocated workers program under 29 USC 1651
From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (bc)
, the department shall make grants to persons providing to dislocated workers programs offering training and related employment services including but not limited to the following:
Job search assistance, including participation in job clubs.
Support services, including but not limited to transportation assistance, relocation assistance, financial counseling, personal counseling and programs conducted in cooperation with employers or labor organizations.
(4) Grant approval.
No grant may be awarded under this section unless both of the following occur:
The dislocated workers committee approves the substate plan or application for funding and refers its decision to the secretary.
After receiving a referral under par. (a)
, the secretary approves the substate plan or application for funding.
(5) Substate plan or application review.
In reviewing substate plans and applications for funding under this section, the dislocated workers committee and the secretary shall consider all of the following:
The severity of the need for the program in the community to be served when compared with the severity of need in other communities.
The appropriateness of the skill development or training to be provided, including whether the demand for that skill exceeds the supply.
Whether the program provides for labor organizations to participate in program planning.
Whether the program provides for coordination with other employment and training programs offered in the community in which the program will be offered.
(6) Rule making.
The department shall adopt rules to administer this section. The rules shall address eligible applicants and program providers, application requirements, criteria and procedures for awarding grants, reporting and auditing procedures and administrative operations.
History: 1985 a. 153
; 1987 a. 27
; 1989 a. 31
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.15.
This section is created by 1985 Act 153
. Section 2 of Act 153 is entitled "Legislative purpose and intent."
Notification of position openings. 106.16(1)(a)
"Company" means any business operated for profit.
Any company that receives a loan or grant from a state agency or an authority under ch. 231
shall notify the department and the area private industry council under the job training partnership act, 29 USC 1501
, of any position in the company that is related to the project for which the grant or loan is received to be filled in this state within one year after receipt of the loan or grant. The company shall provide this notice at least 2 weeks prior to advertising the position.
A state agency or an authority under ch. 231
shall notify the department of commerce if it makes a loan or grant to a company.
The department shall, upon complaint by any person or on its own motion, investigate any allegation that a company has violated sub. (2)
if the complaint is filed with the department no more than 300 days after the alleged violation occurred.
If after investigation under par. (a)
the department finds probable cause to believe that a company has violated sub. (2)
, the department shall notify the company of the department's finding of probable cause, of the actions specified under par. (d)
that the department proposes to take and of the company's right to request a hearing regarding the alleged violation of sub. (2)
A company that receives a notice under par. (b)
may, within 30 days after the date of the notice, request a contested case hearing under s. 227.42
. If the department does not receive a request for a contested case hearing under s. 227.42
within 30 days after the date of the notice under par. (b)
, the department shall issue a final decision that the company has violated sub. (2)
and take the actions specified under par. (d)
If the department receives a request under par. (c)
for a hearing, the department shall hold a hearing as provided under s. 227.44
. If, after hearing, the department finds that a company has violated sub. (2)
, the department shall issue a final decision under s. 227.47
that the company has violated sub. (2)
and shall order the company to take any remedial action that the department considers appropriate based on the severity of the noncompliance with sub. (2)
History: 1985 a. 285
; 1987 a. 27
; 1991 a. 39
; 1995 a. 27
and 9116 (5)
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.16.
Local labor market information. 106.17(1)
The department shall collect information concerning local labor markets and periodically prepare reports dealing with labor forces at a local level in this state for general circulation.
The collection and distribution of local labor market information under sub. (1)
shall be funded only from the appropriations under s. 20.445 (1) (m)
History: 1987 a. 27
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.17.