Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2016

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7027-0019 - School to Career Connecting Activities

Account Description FY 2015
FY 2016
House 1
7027-0019 School to Career Connecting Activities
For school-to-career connecting activities; provided, that the board of elementary and secondary education, in cooperation with the department of 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-work 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, provide mentoring and instruction on the job, and work closely with teachers; provided further, that public funds shall assume the costs of connecting schools and businesses to ensure that students serve productively on the job; and provided further, notwithstanding the other provisions of this item, the commissioner may set aside up to twenty-five percent of funds in this items to support school to career connecting activities proposed as part of a consolidated application authorized and developed pursuant to the provisions of item 7061-9408
2,708,750 2,708,750


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