To help high school students get a better understanding of career options, legislation was introduced that would build a bridge between the state’s workforce centers and high school districts. The bill would require the workforce council in each part of the state to work with local school districts to operate a program assisting high school students in selecting careers of interest to a student and a postsecondary path to prepare for that career.
Career advisement would incorporate the work of local workforce councils; identify strategic industries and high-growth, in-demand occupations; and include information on various career paths and associated jobs, the salary profiles of those jobs, and the credentials and other training desired by employers for those jobs. The legislation calls for an appropriation of $20 million for the biennium. (S.F. 472)