§540. Workforce education and training leader

Published: 2015

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540. Workforce education and training leader

The Commissioner

of Labor shall be the leader of workforce education and training in the State,

and shall have the authority and responsibility for the coordination of

workforce education and training within State government, including the

following duties:

(1) Perform the

following duties in consultation with the State Workforce Investment Board:

(A) advise the

Governor on the establishment of an integrated system of workforce education

and training for Vermont;

(B) create and

maintain an inventory of all existing workforce education and training programs

and activities in the State;

(C) use data to

ensure that State workforce education and training activities are aligned with

the needs of the available workforce, the current and future job opportunities

in the State, and the specific credentials needed to achieve employment in

those jobs;

(D) develop a

State plan, as required by federal law, to ensure that workforce education and

training programs and activities in the State serve Vermont citizens and

businesses to the maximum extent possible;

(E) ensure

coordination and non-duplication of workforce education and training


(F) identify

best practices and gaps in the delivery of workforce education and training


(G) design and

implement criteria and performance measures for workforce education and

training activities; and

(H) establish

goals for the integrated workforce education and training system.

(2) Require from

each business, training provider, or program that receives State funding to

conduct workforce education and training a report that evaluates the results of

the training. Each recipient shall submit its report on a schedule determined

by the Commissioner and shall include at least the following information:

(A) name of the

person who receives funding;

(B) amount of


(C) activities

and training provided;

(D) number of

trainees and their general description;

(E) employment

status of trainees; and

(F) future needs

for resources.

(3) Review

reports submitted by each recipient of workforce education and training


(4) Issue an

annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 1

that includes a systematic evaluation of the accomplishments of the State

workforce investment system and the performance of participating agencies and


(5) Coordinate

public and private workforce programs to assure that information is easily

accessible to students, employees, and employers, and that all information and

necessary counseling is available through one contact.

(6) Facilitate

effective communication between the business community and public and private

educational institutions.


Notwithstanding any provision of State law to the contrary, and to the fullest

extent allowed under federal law, ensure that in each State and State-funded

workforce education and training program, the program administrator collects

and reports data and results at the individual level by Social Security Number

or an equivalent. (Added 2013, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 41; amended 2015, No.

11, § 9.)