Bill Summaries: S299 (2019-2020 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 19 2019 - View summary

    Appropriates the following amounts from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System Office: (1) $872,000 in nonrecurring funds and (2) $100,000 in recurring funds for the 2019-20 fiscal year to be allocated to South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) to partner with Union County Schools to establish a career pathways initiative for high school students at the Tyson Family Learning Center at SPCC. Requires that the career pathways initiative begin in the fall of 2019 and be focused in the areas of industrial maintenance and mechatronics, construction management, welding, and large equipment operations. Requires that the specified amounts be used for equipment for SPCC classrooms and labs; to develop a pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, and career design articulation agreement between SPCC and Union County Schools; and for a project-based learning professional development program for SPCC and the Union County Schools for implementing the career pathways initiative. 

    Appropriates $600,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to allocate to Union County Schools to establish the specified types of positions to support the carer pathways initiative. 

    Effective July 1, 2019.