CHAPTER 556
LABOR DEPARTMENT

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Sec. 31-3ll. Twenty-First Century Skills Training Program. Regulations.
Sec. 31-3mm. Youth employment and training funds.

      Sec. 31-3ll. Twenty-First Century Skills Training Program. Regulations. (a) The Labor Commissioner, in consultation with the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the Commissioner of Education, shall, within available appropriations, establish and operate the Twenty-First Century Skills Training Program, the purposes of which shall be to: (1) Sustain high growth occupation and economically vital industries identified by such commissioners; and (2) assist workers in obtaining skills to start or move up their career ladders. Such job training program may include training designed to increase the basic skills of employees, including, but not limited to, training in written and oral communication, mathematics or science, or training in technical and technological skills and such other training as such commissioners determine is necessary to meet the needs of the employer. No more than five per cent of the appropriation for the program may be used for administrative purposes.

      (b) Not less than fifty per cent of the cost of such training shall be borne by the employer requesting the training.

      (c) The Labor Commissioner is authorized to adopt, pursuant to chapter 54, any regulations required to carry out this section.

      (P.A. 06-187, S. 14; P.A. 07-166, S. 10.)

      History: P.A. 06-187 effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 07-166 made a technical change in Subsec. (a)(2), effective June 19, 2007.

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      Sec. 31-3mm. Youth employment and training funds. (a) The Labor Department, within available appropriations, shall establish a program to distribute youth employment and training funds to regional workforce development boards.

      (b) Funds provided for in this section shall be allocated as follows: (1) Thirty-two and five-tenths per cent to Capitol Workforce Partners; (2) twenty-two and five-tenths per cent to The Workforce Alliance; (3) twelve and five-tenths per cent to The Workplace, Inc.; (4) twenty-two and five-tenths per cent to the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, Inc.; and (5) ten per cent to the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4, S. 5.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4 effective July 1, 2007.

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