The act directs the commissioner of education (commissioner), in collaboration with the executive director of the department of higher education (executive director) and the chair of the state work force development council (council chair), to convene the secondary, postsecondary, and work-based learning integration task force (task force) to develop recommendations to support the expansion and alignment of programs that integrate secondary, postsecondary, and work-based learning opportunities throughout the state. The act specifies the membership of the task force, to be selected by the commissioner in collaboration with the executive director and the council chair, and the specific duties of the task force. The task force must prepare an interim report and a final report of its findings and recommendations and submit the reports by December 1, 2022, and December 1, 2023, respectively, to the governor, the education leadership council, the state board of education, the Colorado commission on higher education, and the education committees of the general assembly. The act creates a legislative advisory council to provide advice and comment to the task force.
For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the act appropriates from the general fund $89,123 to the department of education and $1,966 to the legislative department to implement the act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)