Bill Summary for H 282 (2023-2024)
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AN ACT TO COMPILE INFORMATION REGARDING THE TRADES WORKFORCE AND FUTURE TRAINING.Intro. by Winslow, Arp, Hardister, Zenger.
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Requires the Commissioner of Labor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Commerce, UNC, and North Carolina Community College System to report on the following specified information to the Fiscal Research Division by December 31, 2023: (1) the current process to become a worker practicing the trades in the disciplines and all licensure requirements for the disciplines of plumbing, heating and air conditioning, electricity, and welding; (2) the current number of workers in these trades, to be listed by specified categories of information; (3) the projected needs of the labor force in North Carolina over the next five to 25 years in these trades; (4) the process to become a worker practicing these trades; (5) the current options for a high school student to become a worker practicing any of these trades; (6) the possibilities of establishing a high school program for students to opt to become a worker practicing these trades and whether the program should include a residency option; and (7) whether students in programs such as NC LINKS could benefit from a high school program for students to opt to become a worker practicing these trades. Requires the Fiscal Division to compile this information into a report for the NCGA, which may be the basis of legislative action in 2024.