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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Public Community College Act is amended by
adding Section 2-26 as follows:
(110 ILCS 805/2-26 new)
21st Century Employment grant program.
(a) Subject to appropriation, the State Board shall
establish and administer a 21st Century Employment grant
program. To qualify for a grant, a community college district
and a public high school located in that district must jointly
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. A grant recipient must provide
the State Board with a plan that meets all of the following
(1) The plan shall define specific goals that a student
must meet upon graduation.