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Introduced in Senate (09/15/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3349


To amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to improve career and technical education opportunities for adult learners, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 15, 2016

Mr. Reed (for himself and Ms. Baldwin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to improve career and technical education opportunities for adult learners, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Career and Technical Education for Adult Learners Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Purpose.

Section 2 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2301) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2), by inserting “, adult education,” after “secondary education”; and

(2) in paragraph (6), by inserting “adult education programs,” after “secondary schools,”.

SEC. 3. Definitions.

Section 3 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2302) is amended—

(1) by redesignating paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15), (16), (17), (18), (19), (20), (21), (22), (23), (24), (25), (26), (27), (28), (29), (30), (31), (32), (33), and (34), as paragraphs (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15), (16), (17), (18), (19), (21), (22), (23), (24), (25), (26), (27), (28), (29), (30), (31), (32), (33), (34), (35), and (36), respectively;

(2) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

“(2) ADULT EDUCATION; ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY ACTIVITIES.—The terms ‘adult education’ and ‘adult education and literacy activities’ have the meanings given the terms in section 203 of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.”;

(3) in paragraph (14), as redesignated by paragraph (1)—

(A) in subparagraph (E), by striking “or” after the semicolon;

(B) by redesignating subparagraph (F) as subparagraph (G); and

(C) by inserting after subparagraph (E) the following:

“(F) a provider of adult education that offers a program of integrated education and training that includes career and technical education courses that lead to technical skill proficiency, and an industry-recognized credential or a certificate; or”;

(4) by inserting after paragraph (19), as redesignated by paragraph (1), the following:

“(20) INTEGRATED EDUCATION AND TRAINING.—The term ‘integrated education and training’ has the meaning given the term in section 203 of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.”; and

(5) in paragraph (31), as redesignated by paragraph (1)—

(A) in subparagraph (E), by striking “and” after the semicolon;

(B) in subparagraph (F), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(G) individuals who are basic skills deficient, as defined in section 3 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.”.

SEC. 4. Accountability.

Section 113(b)(2) of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2323(b)(2)) is amended—

(1) by redesignating subparagraphs (C), (D), (E), and (F), as subparagraphs (D), (E), (F), and (G), respectively; and

(2) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:

    “(C) CORE INDICATORS OF PERFORMANCE FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS AT THE ADULT EDUCATION LEVEL.—Each eligible agency may identify in the State plan core indicators of performance for career and technical education students at the adult education level that are valid and reliable, and that include, at minimum, measures of each of the following:

    “(i) Student attainment of challenging career and technical skill proficiency, including student achievement on technical assessments that are aligned with industry-recognized standards, if available and appropriate.

    “(ii) The eligibly entity’s performance on the indicators of performance described in section 116(b)(2) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.”.

SEC. 5. State plan.

Section 122 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2342) is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)(1)(A)—

(A) in clause (xi), by striking “and” after the semicolon; and

(B) by adding at the end the following:

“(xiii) the State director of adult education; and”; and

(2) in subsection (c)—

(A) in paragraph (1)—

(i) in subparagraph (A)—

(I) in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting “, adult education programs,” after “local educational agencies”;

(II) in clause (i), by inserting “, adult education,” after “secondary education”;

(III) in clause (iii), by striking “and” after the semicolon;

(IV) in clause (iv), by inserting “and” after the semicolon; and

(V) by adding at the end the following:

“(v) may include internships, cooperative education, apprenticeships, or other work experiences, such as those described in section 129(c)(2)(C) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act;”;

(ii) in subparagraph (C), by inserting “, adult education,” after “secondary education”;

(iii) in subparagraph (E), by inserting “, adult,” after “secondary”; and

(iv) in subparagraph (K), by inserting “, adult education level,” after “secondary level”;

(B) in paragraph (2)(G), by inserting “, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act,” after “Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965”;

(C) in paragraph (19), by striking “and” after the semicolon;

(D) in paragraph (20), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(E) by adding at the end the following:

“(21) describes how funds will be used to support work experiences for students in career and technical education; and

“(22) describes how career and technical education programs are aligned with any industry or sector partnerships, as defined in section 3 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.”.

SEC. 6. State leadership activities.

Section 124 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2344) is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)(3)(E), by inserting “, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act,” after “Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965”; and

(2) in subsection (c)—

(A) in paragraph (1)(A), by inserting “, adult education,” after “secondary”;

(B) in paragraph (2), by inserting “, adult education,” after “secondary school”;

(C) in paragraph (16)(B), by striking “and” after the semicolon;

(D) in paragraph (17), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(E) by adding at the end the following:

“(18) support for work experiences for career and technical education students such as internships, cooperative education, and apprenticeships.”.

SEC. 7. Local plan for career and technical education programs.

Section 134(b) of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2354(b)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (11), by striking “and” after the semicolon;

(2) in paragraph (12)(B), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(13) describe how funds will be used to support work experiences for students in career and technical education programs, such as internships, cooperative education, apprenticeships, or other work experiences, such as those described in section 129(c)(2)(C) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; and

“(14) describe how career and technical education programs are aligned with any industry or sector partnerships, as defined in section 3 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.”.