All Information (Except Text) for S.2403 - Leverage Prior Skills Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 05/22/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/22/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Leverage Prior Skills Act
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to ensure that programs of training services under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 make better use of participants' prior learning so as to better assist the participants in obtaining degrees and other recognized postsecondary credentials, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|05/22/2014||Introduced in Senate|
05/22/2014 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|05/22/2014||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
Action By: Senate
05/22/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
|Sen. Pryor, Mark L. [D-AR]*||05/22/2014|
|Sen. Begich, Mark [D-AK]*||05/22/2014|
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|Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions||05/22/2014||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (05/22/2014)
Leverage Prior Skills Act - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to require a governor, in establishing a procedure for local workforce investment boards in the state in determining the initial eligibility of a provider to receive funds for a program of training services, to require the applicant proposing a program that leads to a recognized postsecondary credential to include in the application information on the quality of the services that lead to that credential.
Requires a state to use federal funds reserved to carry out statewide employment and training activities (other than certain statewide rapid response activities) to identify and implement a process by which local boards will contract with providers of training services, or identify eligible providers of training services, only if the providers involved agree to:
- use direct assessments to assess the prior learning of the participants in noncredit employment and training programs; and
- take that prior learning into account when determining whether a participant has earned credit hours or made progress toward earning a degree from an institution of higher education, or has earned or made progress towards earning a recognized postsecondary credential.