Community College System; comprehensive, integrated workforce training system established. (SB709)

Introduced By

Sen. Charles Hawkins (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Community College System; comprehensive, integrated workforce training system established. Recognizes the Virginia Community College System as the coordinator of workforce training, establishes a comprehensive, integrated workforce training system, and requires the appointment of regional workforce training boards to identify appropriate policies relating to workforce training for each of the community colleges and the school divisions within the relevant region. The regional workforce training boards will receive input from regional business and industry leaders; promote the development of cutting edge technology and workforce skills; advise local school boards, career and technical education teachers and administrators in public schools, and the community college on the design and implementation of workforce training classes to reflect changes in the workplace; and develop a plan of action to comply with federal Department of Labor and state policies vis-a-vis the federal Workforce Investment Act and any regulations promulgated pursuant to the Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 066155736
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2006Rereferred from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006Rereferred to General Laws and Technology
02/01/2006Passed by in General Laws and Technology with letter (14-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Letter sent to Governor's P-16 Education Council
02/02/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB709)