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The 2004 Florida Statutes

Title XXXI
LABOR
Chapter 445
WORKFORCE INNOVATION
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Section 445.005, Florida Statutes 2004

445.005  First Jobs/First Wages, Better Jobs/Better Wages, and High Skills/High Wages Councils of Workforce Florida, Inc.--

(1)  The chair of Workforce Florida, Inc., shall establish by October 1, 2000, three standing councils, which shall be known as the First Jobs/First Wages Council, the Better Jobs/Better Wages Council, and the High Skills/High Wages Council.

(a)  The chair of Workforce Florida, Inc., shall determine the number of members to serve on each council.

(b)  Each council shall be composed of individuals appointed by the chair of Workforce Florida, Inc., from the membership of the board of directors and individuals from outside Workforce Florida, Inc., who possess relevant experience or expertise in the subject area of the council. A majority of the membership of each council must be members of the board of directors of Workforce Florida, Inc.

(c)  The chair of Workforce Florida, Inc., shall name a chair for each council from among the members of the council who are also members of the board of directors.

(d)  Each council may meet at the call of its chair or at the direction of the board of directors of Workforce Florida, Inc., but shall meet at least quarterly.

(2)  The First Jobs/First Wages Council shall develop strategies for approval by the board of directors of Workforce Florida, Inc., which promote the successful entry of individuals, including young people and adults working for the first time, into the workforce. The council shall advise the board of directors and make recommendations on implementing programs and expending funds in support of the First Jobs/First Wages Program's strategies. The council shall serve as the state's youth council for purposes of Pub. L. No. 105-220.

(3)  The Better Jobs/Better Wages Council shall develop strategies for approval by the board of directors of Workforce Florida, Inc., which promote the ability of adult workers to build careers by obtaining and retaining jobs with potential for advancement. The mission of the council includes developing strategies that promote the ability of participants in the welfare transition program to succeed in the workforce and avoid a return to dependence upon cash assistance from the government. The council shall advise the board of directors and make recommendations on implementing programs and expending funds in support of the Better Jobs/Better Wages Program's strategies.

(4)  The High Skills/High Wages Council shall develop strategies for approval by the board of directors of Workforce Florida, Inc., which align the education and training programs with high-paying, high-demand occupations that advance individuals' careers, build a more skilled workforce, and enhance the state's efforts to attract and expand job-creating businesses. The council shall advise the board of directors and make recommendations on implementing programs and expending funds in support of the High-Skills/High-Wages Program's strategies.

History.--s. 5, ch. 2000-165.

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