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NO. R-56. JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO EDUCATION; TECHNICAL EDUCATION; WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT; STATE PLAN.

(J.R.H. 27)

Offered by: Representative Vincent of Waterbury.

Whereas, in the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Congress has directed Vermont to submit a unified workforce education plan to the Secretary of the Department of Labor and the Secretary of the Department of Education, and

Whereas, the plan is intended to create a comprehensive integrated workforce investment system in Vermont, and

Whereas, the plan must include the labor programs administered by the Department of Employment and Training, the adult education and literacy programs administered by the Department of Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation programs, and

Whereas, secondary technical education programs are also an important component of Vermont's workforce investment system, but in order to include them in the plan, Congress has required legislative approval, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly hereby gives its approval for inclusion of secondary vocational education programs authorized under the Carl D. Perkins

Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act into the unified state plan required under the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998.