2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:1A-85 - Definitions relative to State's workforce investment system.


NJ Rev Stat § 34:1A-85 (2013) What's This?

34:1A-85 Definitions relative to State's workforce investment system.

26.As used in sections 26 through 29 of P.L.2005, c.354 (C.34:1A-85 through C.34:1A-88):

"Career cluster" means any of the career clusters and related educational programs as defined in the Perkins Act and the federal Department of Education's career cluster taxonomy.

"Center for Occupational Employment Information" or "center" means the Center for Occupational Employment Information established pursuant to section 27 of P.L.2005, c.354 (C.34:1A-86).

"Career pathway" means any of the career pathways and related educational programs as defined in the Perkins Act and the federal Department of Education's career cluster taxonomy.

"Federal job training funds" means any moneys expended pursuant to the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Pub.L.105-220 (29 U.S.C. s.2801 et seq.) or any other federal law to obtain employment and training services or other employment-directed and workforce development programs and activities, including employment and training services as defined in section 1 of P.L.1992, c.48, (C.34:15B-35) and employment-directed and workforce development programs and activities as described in sections 2 and 4 of P.L.2004, c.39 (C.34:1A-1.3 and 34:1A-1.5).

"Occupational license" means a license, registration or certificate which, when issued by an authorized entity of government or recognized industry, enables an individual to work within a recognized occupation in the State of New Jersey.

"Perkins Act" means the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Amendments of 1998, Pub.L.105-332 (20 U.S.C. s.2301 et seq.).

"Qualifying agency" means any executive agency of State government, including, but not limited to, the Departments of Community Affairs, Education, Environmental Protection, Health and Senior Services, Human Services, Labor and Workforce Development, Law and Public Safety, Military and Veterans' Affairs and the Commission on Higher Education. A qualifying agency may include any additional agency of State government, which oversees the operation of, or collects or disseminates information from any qualifying school, or issues an occupational license.

"Qualifying school" means, except as provided below, a government unit, person, association, firm, corporation, private organization, or any entity doing business or maintaining facilities within the State, whether operating for profit or not for profit which:

(1)Offers or maintains a course of instruction or instructional program utilized to prepare individuals for future education or the workplace, including instruction in literacy or basic skills, or provides supplemental instruction in recognized occupational skills, pre-employment skills or literacy skills;

(2)Offers instruction by any method including, but not limited to, classroom, shop, laboratory experience, correspondence, Internet and other distance learning media, or any combination thereof;

(3)Offers instruction to the general public or in conjunction with New Jersey's workforce investment system; or,

(4)Charges tuition or other fees or costs, or receives public funding for the delivery of any of the above types of instruction.

"Qualifying school" shall not mean:

(1)Colleges and universities licensed by the Commission on Higher Education or other schools, institutions and entities which are otherwise regulated and approved pursuant to any other law or rule making process of this State;

(2)Employers offering instruction to their employees directly or through a contract instructor, where there is no cost to the employee and no profit to the employer; or

(3)Schools offering instruction for the purpose of self-enrichment, avocational, cultural, or recreational in nature.

"Regional" means a geographic configuration used to aggregate information as designated by the Center for Occupational Employment Information.

"Service provider," "training provider" or "provider" means a provider of employment and training services including but not limited to a private or public school or institution of higher education, a business, a labor organization or a community-based organization.

"State Employment and Training Commission" or "commission" means the "State Employment and Training Commission" created pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1989, c.293 (C.34:15C-2).

"State job training funds" means any moneys expended from the Workforce Development Partnership Fund created pursuant to section 9 of P.L.1992, c.43 (C.34:15D-9), the Supplemental Workforce Fund for Basic Skills established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2001, c.152 (C.34:15D-21) or any other source of State moneys to obtain employment and training services or other employment-directed and workforce development programs and activities, including employment and training services as defined in section 3 of P.L.1992, c.43 (C.34:15D-3) and employment-directed and workforce development programs and activities as described in sections 2 and 4 of P.L.2004, c.39 (C.34:1A-1.3 and 34:1A-1.5).

"Student outcome information" means information pertaining to individual enrollment, participation, and completion in any education or training program designed to provide workforce skills or provide supplemental education or training in a recognized occupation. This information shall include, but not be limited to, the participant's Social Security number, gender, date of birth, date of enrollment, any date of completion, date of termination, date of start in a job, date of application for a license, licensing examination result, date of issue of a license, any credential issued, and other information as specified by the commission or the center. For any individual who does not have a Social Security number, the qualifying agency may substitute an alternate method of identification. However, at the time of start into employment the alternate code shall be cross-referenced with the individual's valid Social Security number.

L.2005,c.354,s.26.


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