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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to education|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to education|
senate Bill S495
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S495 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 12-B §§565 - 571, Ed L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S495 - Summary
Creates the empire state internship program for secondary students who may be interested in specific careers; program provides exposure to advanced technologies and equipment not available in the classroom; authorizes commissioner of education to establish and administer such program; requires department of education to submit a report by October 1, 2014 and every October first thereafter, to the legislature.
S495 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S495 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to creating the empire state internship program PURPOSE: This bill creates the empire state internship program with three components: workplace experiences offered by employers, supervised by a work-place mentor, carrying academic credit, offering a stipend and involving the direct application of skills learned in the classroom; final project presented orally or in writing connected with the work experience; and certificate awarded to the student upon completion of meeting internship requirements and noted on the student's transcript exemplifying their scholastic achievement. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill requires the Commissioner to establish the empire state internship program in coordination with public and private institutions of higher education to ensure that they are able to assess and evaluate the internship as part of an application for admissions into a post-secondary or training program. The bill further requires the Commissioner to develop procedures to distribute funds through a request for proposal submitted by each of the schools interested in participating in the program as well as prepare and
S495 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 495 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to creating the empire state internship program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds and declares that secondary school students who may be interested in specif- ic careers have little or no opportunity to explore those interests beyond the classroom. The legislature also finds that students who gain practical work expe- rience through internships generally become more committed to their academic fields, more serious about their course work, and more constructive contributors in the classroom. The legislature further finds that internships provide exposure to advanced technologies and equipment not available in the classroom. Students learn about the competitive nature of job markets and what is needed to prepare themselves to make career choices. Therefore, the legislature declares that students interested in exploring opportunities related to their specific career interests be eligible for internships and deserve recognition that exemplifies the students' scholastic achievement. S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 12-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 12-B EMPIRE STATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM SECTION 565. SHORT TITLE. 566. DEFINITIONS. 567. ADMINISTRATION. 568. WORK-BASED LEARNING COORDINATION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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