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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1004
PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
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Section 1004.98, Florida Statutes 2003

1004.98  Workforce literacy programs.--

(1)  The workforce literacy program is established within the community colleges and 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 career and technical 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 career and technical 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. 1004.94.

History.--s. 241, ch. 2002-387.

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