The California Postsecondary Education Commission, in consultation with parties having an interest in distance learning activities, shall do all of the following:
(a) Establish and implement a request for proposals for the establishment of two or more Distance Learning Pilot Projects for English as a Second Language and Adult Workforce Skills. These projects shall operate as cost-effective models providing training services to adults. Each project shall be operated for a five-year period. The projects for adult work force skills shall provide services at the adult's worksite, and each project shall function as a consortium involving representatives from business and industry, labor, and educational institutions.
(b) Process, solicit, and review proposals for the pilot projects.
(c) Establish guidelines for the operation of the pilot projects.
(d) Award grants for the operation of the pilot projects.
(e) Establish evaluation criteria to assess the effectiveness of the pilot projects.
(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 48.)