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Public Act 098-1069




Public Act 098-1069
HB4910 EnrolledLRB098 16610 NHT 51678 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Public Community College Act is amended by
adding Section 3-53 as follows:
    (110 ILCS 805/3-53 new)
    Sec. 3-53. Private-public partnership boards.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Advanced manufacturing technology" means a program of
study that leads students to an industry certification,
diploma, degree, or combination of these in skills and
competencies needed by manufacturers.
    "Industry certification" means an industry-recognized
credential that is (i) industry created, (ii) nationally
portable, (iii) third-party-validated by either the
International Organization for Standardization or the American
National Standards Institute and is data-based and supported.
    "Institution" means a public high school or community
college, including a community college in a community college
district to which Article 7 of this Act applies, that offers
instruction in advanced manufacturing technology for credit
towards a degree.
    "Private-public partnership board" means a formal group of
volunteers within a community college district that may be
comprised of some, but not necessarily all, of the following:
local and regional manufacturers, applicable labor unions,
community college officials, school district superintendents,
high school principals, workforce investment boards, or other
individuals willing to participate.
    (b) The creation of a private-public partnership board is
encouraged and may be authorized at each community college. A
board, if created, shall meet no less than 5 of the following
        (1) be minimally comprised of those entities described
    in subsection (a) of this Section;
        (2) be led cooperatively by a manufacturer, a school
    district superintendent, and a community college president
    or their designees;
        (3) meet no less than 4 times each year during State
    fiscal years 2015 and 2016 and thereafter no less than
    twice each State fiscal year;
        (4) encourage and define the implementation of
    programs of study in advanced manufacturing technology to
    meet the competency and skill demands of manufacturers;
        (5) define a minimum of 4 programs of study in advanced
    manufacturing technology to meet the needs of the broadest
    number of manufacturers in the area;
        (6) encourage formal alignment and dual-credit
    opportunities for high school students who begin advanced
    manufacturing technology training to transition to
    community college programs of study in advanced
    manufacturing technology; and
        (7) establish, as its foundation, the certified
    production technician credential offered by the
    Manufacturing Skill Standards Council or its successor
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/26/2014