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Gov. Brown signs Sen. Ted Lieu ‘job creator’ bill to improve, enhance job-training at community colleges
September 17, 2012
Measure labeled ‘Job Creator’ by California Chamber of Commerce
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law a Sen. Ted W. Lieu bill that significantly enhances California’s economic growth and global competitiveness.
SB 1402 improves and extends the Economic and Workforce Development Program through the community college system, and more than $22.9 million was appropriated for this program in the 2012-13 state budget.
“In an era of limited resources, it is imperative that California use a coordinated approach to workforce and economic development,” Lieu, D-Torrance, said in praising the governor’s action on Senate Bill 1402. “Training students for good-paying jobs in relevant and competitive sectors is the pathway to a strong and stable California economy.”
SB 1402 is part of Lieu’s effort to help improve California’s economy and approach to job training. This means making the program better able to respond to changing economic conditions and more accountable for investments and performance by strengthening evaluations, Lieu said.
Lieu said his bill is another step toward transforming California’s job approach to a sector strategy by focusing on the state’s competitive advantages and labor market needs.
The measure takes effect Jan. 1, 2013.
For more, including a Fact Sheet on SB 1402, please visit Lieu’s Web site at the address below.
Ted W. Lieu chairs the Senate Labor Committee and represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 28, which includes the cities of Carson, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance, as well as portions of Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Pedro. For more, visit www.senate.ca.gov/lieu