Whereas Federal Welfare Reform, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Act, Public Law 104-193, requires the participants to work 20 hours a week, and
Whereas there is a need for short-term, flexible employment training programs for students, and
Whereas Cooperative Work Experience Education needs to maintain its viability as an economic development function of the community college delivery system, and
Whereas the Cooperative Work Experience and Placement Statewide Advisory Committee of the Chancellor's Office has reviewed Title 5 Chapter 3, Cooperative Work Experience Education, and has solicited input from the California Cooperative Education Association, California Association of Work Experience Educators, California Placement Association, representatives of California State Universities, representatives of community colleges, representative of the U.S. Department of Labor, and employer representatives, all of whom agree with recommended changes,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to modify Title 5 Sections 55254 and 55255 (see next page) that pertain to college Work Experience Education in order to yield greater flexibility as needed by employers and community college districts, to accommodate the needs of School-to-Career and welfare reform and most importantly, to boost students' academic achievement and career success.
The Board of Governors adopted changed language at the January1998 meeting.