The Legislature finds that it is urgently necessary to reduce the continuing high level of unemployment among the youth and young adults by broadening and strengthening the existing career technical education programs to provide them with the necessary work skills in order that they will be equipped to participate in a meaningful manner in our ever increasingly technical society. It is the intent of the Legislature by the provisions of this article to afford a means whereby school districts may broaden and strengthen the existing career technical education programs and to provide the districts with necessary financial support to enable them to implement career technical training and work programs during the summer months for the unemployed youth and young adults so that they may be trained in marketable work skills and earn funds as may be necessary to enable them to continue their education.
(Amended by Stats 2000, Ch. 1058, Sec. 76)