Education Law Section 3602-D
Work-prep education program
1.Legislative findings. The legislature recognizes that rapid technological advances and global economic competition demand increased levels of skilled career education preparation and readiness on the part of youths entering the workforce. Effective strategies reaching beyond the boundaries of traditional schooling are necessary to provide early and sustained intervention by parents, teachers, and educational institutions in the lives of students. The establishment of a work-prep education program requiring systematic career education articulation agreements between secondary schools and post-secondary educational institutions is such a strategy. Youths participating in this program will develop the skills in liberal arts, basic academics, including literacy instruction, and career fields necessary to acquire an associate degree or certificate increasingly required for positions in the workforce.
2.Definitions. As used in this section:
(a)“Articulation agreement” shall mean a commitment between secondary and post-secondary institutions to a program designed to provide students with a non-duplicative sequence of courses leading to competencies, as demonstrated by an associate degree or certificate, in an occupationally oriented field.
(b)“Disadvantaged” shall mean individuals (other than handicapped individuals) who have economic or academic disadvantages and who require special services and assistance in order to enable them to succeed in work-prep programs. Such term includes individuals who are: members of economically disadvantaged families as set forth in regulations promulgated by the department pursuant to sections sixty-four hundred fifty-one and sixty-four hundred fifty-two of this chapter or as set forth in the Federal Job Training Partnership Act of nineteen hundred eighty-two (PL 97-300) (29 U.S.C.A. § 1501 et seq.); migrants; English language learners; and individuals who are identified as potential dropouts from secondary school.
(c)“Work-prep education program” shall mean a combined secondary and post-secondary program which: leads to an associate degree or certificate; provides preparation and establishes competencies in an occupationally oriented field; and leads to employment.
(d)“Occupationally oriented field” shall mean applied science, engineering, health sciences, mechanical or industrial arts, and/or home economics. 3
Section 3602-D — Work-prep education program,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/EDN/3602-D (updated Jul. 12, 2019; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).