ERIC Number: ED400875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
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Welfare/Workforce: Community College Application.
Lehr, Susan M.
Designed to identify the effects of federal and state legislation on community colleges and, specifically, on Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ), this two-part paper provides a summary of provisions of House Resolution (HR) 1617, a bill to reform the nation's workforce and career training efforts, as well as a review of the 1996 session of the Florida State Legislature. The first part provides information on HR 1617 related to the following: (1) an overview, indicating that it would consolidate over 114 existing programs into a single block grant, allow states more flexibility, establish separate authorization for the Job Corps program, and establish separate authorization for museums and libraries; (2) the federal role in training efforts; (3) provisions for performance accountability; (4) the state role in training; (5) the identification of eligible training providers; (6) the local role in training; (7) the planned distribution of funds; and (8) the creation of an Institute of Museum and Library Services. The second part summarizes the effects of actions taken by the Florida Legislature during 1996 on FCCJ, describing general education funding, performance based budgeting, 1996-97 appropriations, summer 1996 legislative studies, and substantive bills that passed during the session. The Workforce Florida Act of 1996, tables showing economic and educational trends in Florida, a description of welfare reform in Florida, and a list of important characteristics of community college leaders are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida