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70270019 - School-to-Career Connecting Activities
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017

Account Description FY2017
7027-0019 School-to-Career Connecting Activities
For school-to-career connecting activities; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of elementary and secondary education, in cooperation with the executive office of labor and workforce development and the state workforce investment board, may establish and support a public-private partnership to link high school students with economic and learning opportunities on the job as part of the school-to-career transition program; provided further, that this program may include the award of matching grants to workforce investment boards or other local public-private partnerships involving local community job commitments and work site learning opportunities for students; provided further, that the grants shall require at least a 200 per cent match in wages for the students from private sector participants; provided further, that the program shall include, but not be limited to, a provision that business leaders commit resources to pay salaries, to provide mentoring and instruction on the job and to work closely with teachers; provided further, that public funds shall pay for the costs of connecting schools and businesses to ensure that students serve productively on the job; provided further, that the program shall partner with the YouthWorks program at the Commonwealth Corporation to develop appropriate connections between the 2 programs; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be provided for a culinary arts program at South Hadley High School to provide vocational training to students; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for More Than Words, Inc. to support its vocational program for system-involved youth; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for The Bottom Line, Inc. to provide college transition and college retention services for low-income or aspiring first-generation college students; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended for the continued operation of a pilot program at the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, Inc. to provide collaboration between public school districts and area manufacturers, including by identifying prospective students, offering on-site training sessions and creating a technical skills-oriented curriculum at participating schools; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Triangle, Inc.'s School-to-Career program that connects special education students with disabilities in Greater Boston to careers and their local communities

2,997,162 3,150,000

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended, and I am reducing this item to the amount projected to be necessary.