WHEREAS, Missouri should develop a systemic
initiative to increase the workplace readiness of its youth; and
WHEREAS, Missouri youth entering the workplace
will need the basic and technological skills necessary to compete
in the local, national and international economy; and
WHEREAS, the State of Missouri and its
youth will benefit from the establishment of a school-to-work transition
WHEREAS, a cooperative effort will be needed
to enable state and local leaders to review current efforts, to identify
strengths and barriers, and to reach consensus on what Missourians
expecct and requrie to meet the school-to-work transition needs of
our youth, business, industry and labor; and
WHEREAS, the State of Missouri has submitted
an application to the federal government and received a School-to-Work
Opportunities Development Grant;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor
of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me
by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby establish
the Governor's Partnership on the Transition from School-to-Work as
1. The purpose of the Partnership shall be to develop a
state level plan for a school-to-work transition system for Missouri
students which will include: work-based instruction and learning;
school-based instruction and learning; and connecting activities which
bring students, educators, employers and labor together.
2. The Governor's Partnership on Transition from School-to-Work
will be chaired by a designee of the Governor.
3. All proceedings of the Governor's Partnership on the Transition
from School-to-Work shall be conducted in accordance with the Open
Meetings Law as provided in Chapter 610 RSMo.
4. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education may reimburse
Partnership members for their actual and necessary expenses connected
with Partnership business; may reimburse expenses associated with
citizen meetings and information gathering activities that the Partnership
engages in; may employ personnel necessary to conduct the business
of the Partnership; and may reimbursee consultants, agencies and
other identified to assist the Partnership with research and pilot
activities that may be identified.
5. The Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education, Economic
Development, Higher Education, Social Services and Labor and Industrial
Relations will provide staff, to the extent feasible, to provide
support and information to the Partnership when requested, and to
assist with activities in which the Partnership is engaged.
6. The Governor's Partnership on the Transition from School-to-Work
shall submit its comprehensive plan for transition to the Governor
no later than October 31, 1995.
7. The Governor's Partnership on the Transition from School-to-Work
shall cease to exist on October 31, 1995, unless extended by subsequent
8. The membership of the Governor's Partnership on the Transition
from School-to-Work shall consist of the following: one (1) representative
of the governor's office, one (1) representative from each of the
following state agencies: Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education, Department of Economic Development, Department of Labor
and Industrial Relations, Department of Higher Education, Deparment
of Social Services, five (5) representatives of business, fove (5)
representatives of the state's K-14 education system, one (1) member
of the State Senate appointed by the President Pro Tem, one (1)
member of the State House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker
of the House, any other member which the Governor may, from time
9. Except for the legislative members, all members of the Partnership
shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand
and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri,
in the City of Jefferson, on this 7th day of April, 1994.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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