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Full Text of HB5062  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
52-3.173 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.173 new)
7    Sec. 2-3.173. Advanced manufacturing technical skills
8training program.
9    (a) Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the State
10Board of Education shall develop and maintain a program aimed
11at facilitating education in advanced manufacturing technical
12skills. The program shall be implemented in no less than 12
13public high schools, over the span of 3 years, where the youth
14unemployment rate is at least twice the national average, which
15shall include no less than 2 high schools on the west side of
16the City of Chicago, no less than 2 high schools on the south
17side of the City of Chicago, and no less than 2 high schools in
18the southern suburbs of the City of Chicago.
19    (b) A high school participating in the program shall offer
20an advanced manufacturing technical skills course that
21provides education and training for available jobs or job
22openings that are anticipated in the field of manufacturing,
23including, but not limited to, classroom and on-site



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1experiential learning. The high school shall be equipped with
2up-to-date computers, digital design units, computer numerical
3control machines, and any other machines that are consistent
4with the needs of modern manufacturers and that provide
5hands-on experience for students.
6    (c) An instructor of an advanced manufacturing technical
7skills course under the program must have a minimum of 3 years
8of recognized industry certifications, be effective at
9instructing urban or financially challenged youth, and have an
10adequate amount of shop experience gained in a manufacturing
12    (d) The State Board of Education shall ensure that each
13high school participating in the program has adequate funding
14for at least one industry coordinator, tutoring,
15pre-employment and on-the-job mentoring, professional and
16leadership development, and life and financial management
18    (e) The State Board of Education shall use a program
19provider to help design, build, and accredit the training
20program under this Section. The program provider shall have no
21less than 10 years of successful experience working in the
22manufacturing industry and serving communities where the high
23schools participating in the program are located.
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.