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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Training Provider Agreement with Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance, Inc. d/b/a CareerSource Tampa Bay - 2017/2018 (Workforce Connections)
This agreement continues the partnership with the local workforce board through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), previously known as the Workforce Investment Act.  WIOA funds support eligible adult students enrolled in Postsecondary Adult Vocational programs by providing tuition, books, supplies, industry certification/licensure exams, and other related educational fees.  Programs for which WIOA funds may sponsor students must lead to occupations included on the current Demand Occupations List.
• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
CareerSource Tampa Bay provides student vouchers. The technical colleges invoice CareerSource Tampa Bay for the vouchers and receive payment from CareerSource Tampa Bay to cover student educational expenses.  During the 2015/2016 school year, $67,803.46 was invoiced and received.  Currently for the 2016/2017 school year, the technical colleges have invoiced and received $148,362.88.
During the 2015/2016 school year, 51 sponsored students enrolled in workforce education programs at the school district's technical colleges; 98 sponsored students have enrolled during the 2016/2017 school year.  This training vendor contract is evaluated annually through required reports of student participation and progress.
SUBMITTED BY:  Warren S. Brooks, Workforce Connections Officer
Darrell Faber, Director, Workforce and Continuing Education
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.02
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170502_811 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.02