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 is to enhance workforce development and literacy efforts in the state.
The goals of the Administrative Program are:
1. Workforce Development - Transform the current approaches to job training programs into a unified and coordinated system that meets customer needs and produces a world class workforce.
2. School-to-Work - Develop and support local, regional, and state capacity to create an effective system that ensures students move successfully into the workplace, pursue further learning and lead productive personal lives.
3. Adult Literacy - Coordinate literacy efforts thereby increasing the number of persons served so that all citizens will possess the ability to use printed and written information.
4. HIPPY - Promote parent involvement in the development of preschool readiness skills for at-risk preschoolers. This activity has been moved to the Department of Education beginning FY 1998-99.
The Administrative Program includes the following activities: Administration and Grants.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Workforce Development Commission, will develop a strategic plan to unify and coordinate workforce education and training programs in FY 1998-99.
2. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Workforce Development Commission, will create the consumer information component and the scorecard component of the Occupational Information System by FY 1998-99.
3. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Governor's School-to-Work Council, will develop a School-to-Work handbook for use by regional partnerships in FY 1998-99.
4. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Governor's School-to-Work staff, will distribute federal School-to-Work funds to all 9 regional partnerships in accordance with federal guidelines and state School-to-Work policies during FY 1998-99.
5. The Administrative Program, through the State Literacy Resource Center, will provide workshops for a minimum of 300 practitioners in FY 1998-99.
6. The Administrative Program, through the State Literacy Resource Center, will maintain a web site of resources for adult education and literacy providers and learners that will receive an average of 400 hits per month in FY 1998-99.
7. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will increase the number of parents/families served by 10% in FY 1998-99.
8. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will exceed the HIPPY USA average family retention rate of 85% in FY 1998-99.
9. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will provide that 95% of HIPPY children from poor or working poor families will successfully complete kindergarten in FY 1998-99.
10. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will enhance service to families by increasing linkages by 10% a year between HIPPY programs and other early childhood of family focused services as measured by funding reports and through local advisory council membership in FY 1998-99.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with interagency transfers and federal funds. Interagency transfers are received from the Department of Labor (JTPA funds). In FY 96-97, Statutory Dedications were derived from the Casino Gaming Proceeds Fund, but is not recommended in FY 98-99. (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 a grant award from the United States Department of Education, Adult Education and State Literacy Resource Centers.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 83.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 74.9% of the total request ($15,835,000) for this program. The net reduction in this program is primarily due to non-recurring carryforwards for Workforce Development and School to Work partnerships.
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 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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