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Economic Development Program   

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Economic and workforce development program centers and California Community College participation in industry-driven regional collaboratives may provide any or all of the following services and perform the following functions as participants of networks, including, but not necessarily limited to, all of the following:

(a) Curriculum development, design, and modification that contribute to workforce skill development common to industry clusters within a region.

(b) Development of instructional packages focusing on the technical skill specific to emerging occupations in targeted industries and growing industry clusters.

(c) Faculty mentorships, faculty and staff development, in-service training, and worksite experience supporting the new curriculum and instructional modes responding to identified regional needs.

(d) Institutional support, professional development, and transformational activities focused on removing systematic barriers to the development of new methods, transition to a flexible and more responsive administration of programs, and the timely and cost-effective delivery of services.

(e) The deployment of new methodologies, modes, and technologies that enhance performance and outcomes and improve cost effectiveness of service delivery or create new college programs.

(f) One-on-one counseling, seminars, workshops, and conferences that contribute to the achievement of the success of existing business and foster the growth of new business and jobs in emerging industry clusters.

(g) The delivery of performance-improvement training, which shall be provided on a matching basis to employers to benefit workforce participants. This will promote continuous workforce improvement in identified strategic priority areas, identified industry clusters, or areas targeted in the regional business resource assistance and innovation network plans.

(h) Credit and noncredit programs and courses that contribute to workforce skill development common to industry clusters within a region or that focus on the technical skills specific to emerging occupations in targeted industries and growing industry clusters, as identified by regional needs assessment.

(i) Subsidized student internships on a cash or in-kind matching basis for program participants in occupational categories determined to be consistent with the skill clusters necessary to be successful in the identified strategic priority areas, identified industry clusters, or areas targeted by network infrastructure plans.

(j) Acquisition of equipment to support the eligible activities and the limited renovation of facilities to accommodate the delivery of eligible services.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 544, Sec. 10.)