2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 27 - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER 13 - DISPLACED WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SECTION 27-13-101 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 27-13-101 (2018)

27-13-101. Definitions.

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Demand occupation" means an occupation in a labor market area in which the director determines that work opportunities are available and that there is not a surplus of qualified applicants;

(ii) "Director" means the director of the division;

(iii) "Displaced workers" means:

(A) Those workers unemployed due to plant closures or substantial plant layoffs;

(B) Workers eligible for retraining under the federal trade adjustment assistance act;

(C) Unemployed workers otherwise affected by economic or industrial changes which have resulted in loss or reduction of their employment opportunities, as determined by the director.

(iv) "Division" means the department of workforce services;

(v) "Local education or training agency" means:

(A) A board of trustees of a school district;

(B) A public or private educational institution or agency having administrative control and direction of a vocational education program;

(C) A board of a community college district; or

(D) A board of cooperative educational services.

(vi) "Program" means:

(A) "Occupational transfer programs and retraining services" including:

(I) Services necessary to assist displaced workers in identifying those skills they possess which are transferable to other related demand occupations;

(II) Education and training activities necessary to prepare displaced workers for occupations to which their preexisting skills are readily transferable.

(B) "Education and training program" including a course or program of instruction which:

(I) Relates to an occupation or skill for which there are, or are expected to be in the immediate future, reasonable employment opportunities in the labor market area or areas in the state in which the participating individual intends to seek work and for which there is not a surplus of workers with requisite skills in that area, as determined by the director;

(II) Ordinarily can be completed within one (1) year and is intended for the primary purpose of enabling participants to obtain immediate employment in a demand occupation. The training shall not be primarily intended to meet the requirements of any degree from a college, community college or university.

(vii) "This act" means W.S. 27-13-101 through 27-13-103.

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