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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Chapter 239
Vocational, Adult, And Community Education
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Section 239.513, Florida Statutes 2001

1239.513  Workforce literacy programs.--

(1)  The workforce literacy program is established within the community college system and local school districts to ensure the existence of sufficient numbers of employees who possess the skills necessary to perform in entry-level occupations and to adapt to technological advances in the workplace. Workforce literacy programs are intended to support economic development by increasing adult literacy and producing an educated workforce.

(2)  Each community college and school district may conduct courses and programs through which adults gain the communication and computation skills necessary to complete a vocational program, to gain or maintain entry-level employment, or to upgrade employment. Courses may not be conducted until the community college or school district identifies current and prospective employees who do not possess the skills necessary to enter vocational programs or to obtain or maintain employment.

(3)  A community college or school district may be eligible to fund a workforce literacy program pursuant to the provisions of s. 239.305.

History.--s. 30, ch. 92-136; 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1Note.--Repealed January 7, 2003, by s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321, and shall be reviewed by the Legislature prior to that date.

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