Program A: Administrative
Program Authorization: Act 1 of 1997; R.S. 23:71-76; R.S. 23:2021-2024; R.S.17:3931; R.S. 36:4(B)(4)
The mission of the Administrative Program in the Office of Lifelong Learning is to improve the economy and quality of life in Louisiana by enhancing the workforce development system of the state.
The goal of the Administrative Program in the Office of Lifelong Learning is to create a workforce development system that will effectively serve Louisiana’s citizens in finding and maintaining productive employment and will build a world-class workforce to meet the needs of the business and industry of the state.
The Administrative Program of the Office of Lifelong Learning has two activities: Workforce Development and School-to-Work.
The goals of the Workforce Development Program, in support of the Louisiana Workforce Development Commission, are:
The goals of the School-to-Work Program, in support of the Governor’s Council on School-to-Work, are as follows:
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with State General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Fees and Self-generated revenue, Statutory Dedications and Federal Funds. Interagency Transfers are derived from the Department of Labor for Workforce Commission activities. Fees and Self-generated revenue was derived from Americorp funding. Statutory Dedications are derived from the Community and Technical Colleges Investment Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) Federal Funds are derived from Federal School-to-Work grants.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 62.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 72.7% of the total request ($11,040,000) for this program. The net reduction in this program is primarily due to nonrecurring federal funds received from school-to-work grants.
Workforce Development consulting fees for economists, workforce development specialists and data systems specialists required for development of the occupational information and occupational forecasting systems
School-To-Work transfer to the University of New Orleans for a statewide evaluation of system distributions
School-To-Work grant to the Department of Education for program coordination and technical assistance in development of articulation between secondary and post-secondary education and the workplace, creation of staff training programs, and develop student training to incorporate industry skill standards in program content
School-To-Work transfer to the Board of Regents and higher education institutions for research and development of "best practices" to incorporate in teacher education programs that prepare teachers for School-To-Work participation
School-To-Work transfer to the Department of Labor for development of occupation information system, enhancement of data collection and benchmarking, to provide technical assistance, staff development and Internet linking for dissemination of occupational data
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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