CHAPTER 526

FORMERLY

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

TO CREATE A COMMITTEE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS BETWEEN PUBLIC AND HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE VOCATIONAL- TECHNICAL AREAS.

WHEREAS. the important goal of education is to prepare students to successfully enter the job market; and

WHEREAS, the market trends indicate strong job growth in areas requiring an associate's degree; and

WHEREAS, combining the teaching, technical resources and facilities of both public and higher education to provide cooperative programs in the areas of vocational and technical courses can be of benefit to our students; and

WHEREAS. the quality of educational curricula in Delaware Ls high priority at the state and local level; and

WHEREAS. it is desirable to foster articulation between public and higher education officials in the area of vocational and technical education to explore Innovative ideas to enhance our educational offerings.

NOW. THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 133rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware, with the approval of the Governor, that the Controller General convene a committee to establish cooperative programs between public and higher education in the vocational technical areas.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THE COMMITTEE SHALL BE COMPOSED OF THE FOLLOWING:

The President of Delaware Technical and Community College or designee;

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction or designee;

The Executive Director of the Advisory Council on Career and Vocational Education or designee;

Two members of business and private industry from the Private Industry Council. u designated by said Council;

Two members of the House of Representatives, one from each party selected by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

Two members of the Senate, one from each party selected by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff cooperation and resources to the committee be made available by the Controller General's Office. the Department of Public Instruction and Delaware Technical and Community College.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this committee shall be convened within 14 days of signature of the Governor of this resolution with a final report presented to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the House and Senate Education Chairpersons, and the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Joint Finance Committee, no later than January 1, 1986.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Controller General.

Approved July 12, 1985.