Florida Senate - 2019 SB 522 By Senator Diaz 36-00544A-19 2019522__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to apprenticeship programs; amending 3 s. 446.011, F.S.; revising legislative intent; 4 amending s. 446.032, F.S.; requiring the Department of 5 Education to provide a specified annual report to the 6 Legislature and the State Apprenticeship Advisory 7 Council; providing requirements for the report; 8 requiring the department to provide certain 9 information on its website; creating s. 446.042, F.S.; 10 requiring the department to develop and manage the 11 Florida Apprenticeship Grant Program, subject to 12 appropriation of funds by the Legislature; authorizing 13 certain registered apprenticeship program sponsors to 14 apply for grant awards to help fund apprenticeship 15 programs; amending s. 446.051, F.S.; requiring the 16 department to perform certain duties related to 17 apprenticeships when a program sponsor has received a 18 grant award; providing an effective date. 19 20 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 21 22 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 446.011, Florida 23 Statutes, is amended to read: 24 446.011 Legislative intent regarding apprenticeship 25 training.— 26 (1) It is the intent of the State of Florida to provide 27 educational opportunities for its residents
young peopleso that 28 they can be trained for trades, occupations, and professions 29 suited to their abilities. It is the intent of this act to 30 promote the mode of training known as apprenticeship in 31 occupations throughout industry in the state that require 32 physical manipulative skills. By broadening job training 33 opportunities and providing for increased coordination between 34 public school academic programs, career programs, and registered 35 apprenticeship programs, the residents of this young people of36 thestate will benefit from the valuable training opportunities 37 developed when on-the-job training is combined with academic 38 related classroom experiences. This act is intended to develop 39 the apparent potentials in apprenticeship training by assisting 40 in the establishment of preapprenticeship programs in the public 41 school system and elsewhere and by expanding presently 42 registered programs as well as promoting new registered programs 43 in jobs that lend themselves to apprenticeship training. 44 Section 2. Present subsection (2) of section 446.032, 45 Florida Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (4), and new 46 subsections (2) and (3) are added to that section, to read: 47 446.032 General duties of the department for apprenticeship 48 training.—The department shall: 49 (2) Provide an annual report to the Legislature and the 50 State Apprenticeship Advisory Council on apprenticeship and 51 preapprenticeship training in this state. The report must 52 include all of the following information: 53 (a) The number of apprenticeship and preapprenticeship 54 programs in this state, respectively. 55 (b) The number of apprenticeship sponsors, as described in 56 s. 446.071, in this state. 57 (c) The number of apprentices and preapprentices in this 58 state for each apprenticeable trade and occupation, 59 respectively. 60 (d) The amount of state funding per apprentice and per 61 apprenticeable trade and occupation. 62 (3) Provide information under the apprenticeship programs 63 section of its website as to how a Florida College System 64 institution or a school district may assume the responsibilities 65 of a local educational agency for the purposes of administering 66 an apprenticeship program. 67 Section 3. Section 446.042, Florida Statutes, is created to 68 read: 69 446.042 Florida Apprenticeship Grant Program.— 70 (1) Subject to the appropriation of funds by the 71 Legislature, the department shall develop and manage the Florida 72 Apprenticeship Grant Program. 73 (2) Registered apprenticeship program sponsors that do not 74 require assistance, as described in s. 446.051(2), may apply to 75 the department for grant awards to assist in funding 76 apprenticeship programs. 77 Section 4. Subsection (1) of section 446.051, Florida 78 Statutes, is amended to read: 79 446.051 Related instruction for apprentices.— 80 (1) The administration and supervision of related and 81 supplemental instruction for apprentices, coordination of such 82 instruction with job experiences, and selection and training of 83 teachers and coordinators for such instruction, all as approved 84 by the registered program sponsor, shall be the responsibility 85 of the appropriate career education institution or, if the 86 program sponsor has received a grant award from the Florida 87 Apprenticeship Grant Program, the department. 88 Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.