Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 2.djvu/375

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PUBLIC LAW 106-313—OCT. 17, 2000 114 STAT. 1257 "(A) the tracking system to monitor the performance of programs receiving H-IB grant funding; and "(B) the number of individuals who have completed training and have entered the high-skill workforce through these programs.". SEC. 111. DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS TO PROVIDE 29 USC 2916 TECHNICAL SKILLS TRAINING FOR WORKERS. note. Section 414(c) of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (as contained in title IV of division C of Public Law 105-277; 112 Stat. 2681-653) is amended to read as follows: "(c) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SKILLS TRAINING FOR WORKERS.— "(1) IN GENERAL. — "(A) FUNDING. —The Secretary of Labor shall use funds available under section 286(s)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1356(s)(2)) to establish demonstration programs or projects to provide technical skills training for workers, including both employed and unemployed workers. "(B) TRAINING PROVIDED. —Training funded by a program or project described in subparagraph (A) shall be for persons who Eire currently employed and who wish to obtain and upgrade skills as well as for persons who are unemployed. Such training is not limited to skill levels commensurate with a four-year undergraduate degree, but should include the preparation of workers for a broad range of positions along a career ladder. Consideration shall be given to the use of grant funds to demonstrate a significant ability to expand a training program or project through such means as training more workers or offering more courses, and training programs or projects resulting from collaborations, especially with more than one small business or with a labor-management training program or project. The need for the training shall be justified through reliable regional, State, or local data. "(2) GRANTS. — "(A) ELIGIBILITY. —To carry out the programs and projects described in paragraph (1)(A), the Secretary of Labor shall, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, subject to the availability of funds in the H-IB Nonimmigrant Petitioner Account, award— "(i) 75 percent of the grants to a local workforce investment board established under section 116(b) or section 117 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2832) or consortia of such boards in a region. Each workforce investment board or consortia of boards receiving grant funds shall represent a local or regional public-private partnership consisting of at least— "(I) one workforce investment board; "(II) one community-based organization or higher education institution or labor union; and "(III) one business or business-related nonprofit organization such as a trade association: Provided, That the activities of such local or regional public-private partnership described in