Section 446.22, Florida Statutes 2004
446.22 Definitions.--As used in this act, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings set forth herein, except where the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Advisory council" means the State Human Resource Investment Council, as created and described by 1s. 446.20(2).
(2) "Participating business" means the employer of the youth participant in the program, which may or may not be the employer of the mentor.
(3) "Department" means the 2Department of Labor and Employment Security.
(4) "Dropout" means a person who is neither attending school nor subject to a compulsory attendance law and who has not received a secondary school diploma or a certificate from a program of equivalency for such diploma.
(5) "Educational facility" means any secondary school, community college, university, or career center participating in the program.
(6) The "Job Training Partnership Act" means the federal act as the same may hereafter be amended.
(7) "Mentor" means an individual 25 years of age or older who agrees through a written agreement with the private industry council to provide support and encouragement to an enrollee in the program during his or her training.
(8) "Program" means the Florida Youth-at-Risk 2000 Pilot Program, as created, organized, and operated consistent with the provisions of this act.
(9) "Private industry council" means an organization comprised of private businesses, local government, education, welfare agencies, organized labor, and community-based organizations designated by the State Human Resource Investment Council under the federal Job Training Partnership Act to deliver training and educational services to youth and unemployed persons.
(10) "Youth participant" or "enrollee" means an individual at least 14 years of age and under 22 years of age at the time of enrolling in the program and who meets at least one of the following eligibility criteria:
(a) He or she has dropped out of school;
(b) He or she is a teenage parent;
(c) He or she is a status offender or runaway, or has entered the juvenile justice system; or
(d) He or she is a minimum of 3 years below grade level in reading skills or 5 years below grade level in math skills, as measured by tests approved for this purpose by the State Board of Education. For purposes of this paragraph, "grade level" means that grade level which the student should have attained based upon age had he or she progressed normally through the school system upon entry, which may or may not be the grade level in which the student is currently enrolled.
History.--s. 13, ch. 90-273; s. 2, ch. 91-147; s. 28, ch. 91-201; s. 5, ch. 91-429; s. 107, ch. 2000-153; s. 50, ch. 2004-357.
1Note.--Repealed by s. 22, ch. 2000-157.
2Note.--Section 69, ch. 2002-194, repealed s. 20.171, which created the Department of Labor and Employment Security.