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.
   20  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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 people so 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 of
   36  the state 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.