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      RS 23:2065     


§2065. Council duties and functions

            A. The council shall:

            (1) Develop and regularly update recommended strategy for the provision of a coordinated comprehensive workforce development delivery system using a multiagency cooperative approach to ensure that state workforce efforts are responsive to business needs.

            (2) Facilitate the development of an industry-based skills standards and certification system for occupations requiring less than a baccalaureate level of education and training.

            (3) Make recommendations regarding a strategic investment fund or pilot programs to address specific priorities or challenges.

            (4) Recommend to the governor the geographic designation of workforce development areas for the delivery of workforce development services funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, 29 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.

            (5) Develop and recommend to the governor the level of supportive services necessary for the successful job placement and retention of citizens.

            (6) Implement a statewide system for evaluating the effectiveness of all workforce development programs in achieving state and local goals and objectives.

            (7) Assist the commission in requesting waivers allowed under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, 29 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.

            (8) Perform all duties required by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, 29 U.S.C. 3101 et seq. for the state workforce development board, including carrying out the federally and state-mandated duties and responsibilities for all advisory councils under applicable federal and state workforce development programs.

            (9) Develop recommendations for a marketing and communications plan, including the design of a logo.

            (10) Provide comments on the master plan for career and technical education under the Carl D. Perkins Act.

            (11) Upon the enactment of new federal initiatives relating to workforce development, the council shall advise the governor and the legislature on mechanisms for integrating the federal initiatives into the state's workforce development delivery system and make recommendations for legislative and administrative measures necessary to streamline and coordinate state efforts to meet federal guidelines.

            B. The council may make expenditures, enter into contracts with public, private, and nonprofit organizations or agencies, require reports to be made, and take other actions necessary or suitable to fulfill the council's duties under this Chapter.

            Acts 1997, No. 1, §1, eff. April 30, 1997; Acts 1999, No. 386, §1; Acts 2008, No. 743, §2, eff. July 1 2008; Acts 2015, No. 426, §2.

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