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Title:Advisory Board for the 21st Century Employment Grant Program
Contact Name:Illinois Community College Board
Function:The 21st Century Employment Grant Program will provide grants for partnering public high schools and community college district to establish a collaborative regional partnership with workforce development organizations, including community-based organizations with a vested interest in the workforce, regional economic development organizations, and economic development officials in the district, along with manufacturers, healthcare service providers, and innovative technology businesses that have a presence in the district, to provide a manufacturing training program. The advisory board established shall have all of the following duties: (1) To review the progress made by each grant recipient, including, but not limited to, the gainful-employment success rate, how many students remain employed for how long, and how many students went on to receive higher manufacturing certificates; (2) To review how many students went on to complete a paid internship or apprenticeship upon graduation; (3) To compile a list of programs offered by each community college or high school; (4) To analyze whether the certificates are closing the gap in education for the current needs of the labor force, and to offer suggestions on how to close the gap if one still exists; (5) To suggest certificates that could help future employers looking to locate in this State; (6) To offer guidelines for the types of certificates that a community college or high school should pursue; (7) To offer possible rules to the State Board that the grant process should follow.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:The Advisory Board shall conssite of: (1) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (2) The Executive Director of the State Board (3) The State Superintendent of Education (4) The Director of Labor (5) A senator appointed by the President of the Senate (6) A senator appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate (7) A representative appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives (8) A representative appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives (9) A member from a statewide organization that represents manufacturing companies throughout this State, appointed by the Governor (10) A member who represents at-risk students, including, but not limited to, opportunity youth, appointed by the Governor (11) A member from a statewide organization that represents multiple employee unions in this State, appointed by the Governor (12) A member from a trade union, appointed by the Governor (13) A member from a statewide organization that represents the business community, appointed by the Governor (14) A member from a statewide organization that represents service employees in this State, appointed by the Governor (15) Educators representing various regions of this State from professional teachers' organizations, appointed by the Governor (16) A member from a statewide organization that represents hospitals in this State, appointed by the Governor (17) A president of a community college, appointed by the Governor (18) A district superintendent of a high school district, appointed by the Governor.
Authority:P.A. 101-437

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Ayala, CarmenStatuteMemberSuperintendent, State Board of Education
Durham, BrianStatuteMemberExecutive Director, Illinois Community College Board
Guthrie, ErinStatuteMemberDirector, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Kleinik, MichaelStatuteMemberDirector, Department of Labor
VACANTPresident of the SenateMemberState Senator
VACANTMinority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMemberState Representative
VACANTGovernorMemberRep. Statewide organization that represents manufacturing companies throughout this State
VACANTGovernorMemberMember who represents at-risk students, including, but not limited to, opportunity youth
VACANTGovernorMemberMember from a statewide organization that represents multiple employee unions in this State
VACANTGovernorMemberMember of a trade union
VACANTGovernorMemberMember from a statewide organization that represents the business community
VACANTGovernorMemberMember from a statewide organization that represents service employees in this State
VACANTGovernorMemberEducator representing various regions of this State from professional teachers' organizations
VACANTGovernorMemberMember from a statewide organization that represents hospitals in this State
VACANTGovernorMemberPresident of a community college
VACANTGovernorMemberDistrict superintendent of a high school district
Walker, Rep. Mark8/22/2019Speaker of the House of RepresentativesMemberState Representative
Weaver, Sen. Chuck8/21/2019Minority Leader of the SenateMemberState Senator