(2)(a) School board, superintendent, and career center, and Florida College System institution board of trustees and president, accountability for career education programs includes, but is not limited to:
1. Student demonstration of the academic skills necessary to enter an occupation.
2. Student preparation to enter an occupation in an entry-level position or continue postsecondary study.
3. Career program articulation with other corresponding postsecondary programs and job training experiences.
4. Employer satisfaction with the performance of students who complete career education or reach occupational completion points.
5. Student completion, placement, and retention rates pursuant to s. 1008.43. (b) Department of Education accountability for career education includes, but is not limited to:
1. The provision of timely, accurate technical assistance to school districts and Florida College System institutions.
2. The provision of timely, accurate information to the State Board of Education, the Legislature, and the public.
3. The development of policies, rules, and procedures that facilitate institutional attainment of the accountability standards and coordinate the efforts of all divisions within the department.
4. The development of program standards and industry-driven benchmarks for career, adult, and community education programs, which must be updated every 3 years. The standards must include career, academic, and workplace skills; viability of distance learning for instruction; and work/learn cycles that are responsive to business and industry.
5. Overseeing school district and Florida College System institution compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
6. Ensuring that the educational outcomes for the technical component of career programs are uniform and designed to provide a graduate who is capable of entering the workforce on an equally competitive basis regardless of the institution of choice.