Section 229.601, Florida Statutes 2001
1229.601 Career education program.--
(1) This section may be cited as the "Florida Career Education Act."
(2) There is hereby established a career education program in the state educational system. The Commissioner of Education and his or her designated staff shall administer this program. In developing and administering the career education program, the purpose of which is to promote positive career opportunities for all students regardless of their race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, socioeconomic status, or gender, the commissioner shall:
(a) Coordinate the efforts of the various disciplines or programs within the educational system, from kindergarten through postsecondary levels, and coordinate and articulate the activities of the various divisions of the Department of Education that are concerned with career education.
(b) Assemble, develop, and distribute instructional materials for use in career education. Such materials shall include information regarding recommended high school coursework that prepares students for success in college-level coursework.
(c) Develop programs for preservice and inservice training for the purpose of infusing career education concepts into the basic curricula of public schools and core curricula of community colleges and state universities and programs for preservice and inservice training for counselors and occupational and placement specialists to assist in career counseling and placement and followup activities.
(d) Coordinate and assist the efforts of business and industry, community-based organizations, and governmental agencies that are concerned with education and work.
(e) Integrate career education in the general curricula of all public school grades and postsecondary education levels, directing special efforts toward defining high-technology needs and incorporating these needs into the career planning process.
History.--s. 4, ch. 85-191; s. 2, ch. 92-100; s. 1219, ch. 95-147; s. 5, ch. 97-246; s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321.
1Note.--Repealed January 7, 2003, by s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321, and shall be reviewed by the Legislature prior to that date.