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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

 

DIVISION 7

PROGRAMS

589-007-0100

Apprenticeship Definitions

For purposes of this rule:

(1) "Academic credit" means the indication or certification by a community college that a student has completed a unit of study or demonstrated achievement or proficiency, so as to have satisfied a portion of the requirements for a degree or other academic recognition offered by the community college.

(2) "Academic credit course" means collegiate-level courses offered by the college as part of a lower-division transfer degree or approved professional technical program. Also known as "credit course."

(3) "Adverse intersegmental impact" or "adverse impact" means the detriment of duplication which would fall on a school or its students in a segment other than that of the school proposing the new program or location, except that a publicly funded program or location proposed by a private school or other organization has adverse intersegmental impact if it is detrimental to a school in any of the five segments: 1) Oregon University System, 2) Oregon Health and Sciences University, 3) private Oregon degree granting institutions, 4) private nondegree career schools and 5) community colleges.

(4) "Apprenticeable occupation" means a skilled trade that:

(a) Is customarily learned in a practical way through a structured, systematic program of on-the-job supervised training;

(b) Is clearly identified and commonly recognized throughout an industry;

(c) Involves manual, mechanical or technical skills and knowledge which require a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-the-job supervised training; and

(d) Requires related instruction to supplement the on-the-job training.

(5) "Apprenticeship credit" means the indication or certification by a local joint committee that an apprentice has demonstrated achievement or proficiency so as to satisfy a portion of the apprenticeship requirements as identified by the State Apprenticeship and Training Council.

(6) "Apprenticeship degree" means a state-approved Associate of Applied Science degree program that is approved for registered apprentices and journey persons and meets the standards and criteria for Associate of Applied Science degrees.

(7) "Apprenticeship program" means the total system of apprenticeship as operated by a particular local joint committee, including the committee's registered standards and all other terms and conditions for the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices in that apprenticeable occupation.

(8) "Apprenticeship standards" means a written agreement submitted by a local joint committee and approved by the State Apprenticeship and Training Council, that sets forth a plan containing all terms and conditions for the qualification, employment and training of apprentices or trainees as set forth in ORS 660.126 and 660.137.

(9) "Associate of Applied Science (AAS)" means a state-approved associate degree that is intended to prepare graduates for direct entry into the workforce. AAS degrees may also help to prepare students for career advancement, occupational licensure, or further study at the baccalaureate level.

(10) "Associate degree" means a state-approved lower division undergraduate award issued by a community college that indicates satisfactory completion of a course of study approved by the community college board.

(11) "Associate of General Studies" means a state-approved associate degree that is intended to meet the individual student needs using a variety of collegiate level courses to meet degree requirements.

(12) "Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)" means the Oregon state agency responsible for apprenticeship and training in Oregon.

(13) "Certificate of completion" means a form of recognition awarded by a community college for meeting minimum occupational course or curriculum requirements. Certificates of completion must be state-approved, have a defined job entry point, represent college-level work, and meet State Board of Education's criteria. Commonly referred to as less than one-year, one-year and two-year certificates of completion.

(14) "Clock/contact hours" means one clock (or contact) hour that is 60 minutes long. No more than 10 minutes of each hour can be used for a regularly scheduled break or passing period.

(15) "Collegiate level work" means course and program content that provides skills and information beyond what is normally gained before or during the secondary level. It is characterized by analysis, synthesis, and application in which students demonstrate an integration of skills and critical thinking. It is a term that denotes more than college/university transfer courses. It also includes professional technical education and other courses that exceed basic skills, workplace readiness, and fundamental basic skills. Courses must be collegiate level if used to fulfill a requirement in an associate degree, Associate of Applied Science degree option or certificate of completion program.

(16) "Cooperative work experience (CWE)" means the placement of students by the college in a structured work-based learning experience that is directly related to their classroom studies and under the control of the college. The college instructor or supervisor visits the field work site regularly. Supervision toward achievement of college identified and approved student learning outcomes and measurable learning objectives is also provided by the employer or other individual contracted to provide field experience. Each student should have theoretical knowledge and/or practical experience in a relevant major field of study prior to being placed in a cooperative work experience.

(17) "Core apprenticeship services" means those services offered by Oregon community colleges to apprentices and local joint committees when college tuition is paid and state reimbursable fulltime equivalency (FTE) is generated through the apprenticeship related training.

(18) "Course challenge examination" means the award of academic credit by a community college when a student demonstrates through comprehensive examination of one or more related training classes that they have achieved the competencies and proficiencies of a course at or above the standard of academic achievement for the course. Local policies govern whether this is an acceptable alternative for students and the nature of the examination (oral, written, demonstration, etc.) Credit can only be granted for courses that are part of that college's approved curriculum.

(19) "Council" means the State Apprenticeship and Training Council as defined in ORS 660.010.

(20) "Course of study for apprentices and trainees" means the instructional objectives and outline of course content for related training and manipulative instruction as developed from a trade analysis for the trade, craft or industrial occupation as established in accordance with ORS 660.157.

(21) "Credit for prior certification" means the awarding of credit by a community college toward an associate degree or certificate of completion to acknowledge achievement of a publicly certified credential such as a journey persons card.

(22) "Credit for prior experiential learning" means the awarding of academic credit by a community college for prior learning acquired from work or life experience, mass media and independent reading and study.

(23) "Department" means the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development.

(24) "Detrimental duplication" means a situation that occurs when recruitment of students for a new program or location will tend to redirect prospects from a fixed pool concomitant with the application of publicly funded educational cost subsidies, thereby significantly reducing enrollment in existing similar programs for which student financial aid is available but the number of prospective enrollees is limited by nonfinancial factors such as interest, qualifications needed for admission, internship openings for students, and job openings for graduates

(25) "Direct control" means the community college maintains direct and sole responsibility for the academic quality of all aspects of all programs and courses through the management and supervision by faculty and institutional administrators.

(26) "Employer" means any person employing the services of a registered apprentice, regardless of whether such person is a party to an apprenticeship agreement with that apprentice.

(27) "Fulltime equivalency (FTE)" means a student or a combination of several students who carries or carry among them, within a single academic year, a minimum number of clock hours of instruction, in any program, to be specified by rule by the State Board of Education.

(28) "General education" means the introduction to the content and methodology of the major areas of knowledge including the humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences and help students to develop the mental skills that will make them more effective learners.

(29) "Laboratory (lab)" means an instructional setting in which students work independently with the instructor available and in the instructional area for assistance and supervision.

(30) "Lecture" means an instructional setting in which the instructor delivers information with limited student discussion.

(31) "Lecture/laboratory (Lecture/lab)" means an instructional setting in which the instructor gives short presentations and supervises student application of content. Instructional methods are integrated; lecture and lab are dependent upon each other for the student's educational success.

(32) "Local joint committee" means local joint apprenticeship committees, local joint training committees and trade committees.

(33) "Minimum guideline standards" means industry/trade benchmarks developed and proposed by the appropriate state joint committee and approved by the Council representing the fundamental requirements necessary for entry into, and completion of specific Council approved occupational/trade programs.

(34) "Non-credit course" means a course that does not offer college academic credit for completion. Non-credit courses are not required to use an established standard of academic achievement and therefore generally are not used as part of a credit-based degree or certificate of completion program.

(35) "Occupational preparatory course" means collegiate level courses designed to prepare persons for employment in a specified occupation or cluster of closely related occupations.

(36) "Occupational supplementary course" means collegiate level courses designed for individuals who have already entered an occupation but seek to improve their occupational skills and knowledge in order to achieve employment stability or advancement.

(37) "On-the-job training (OJT)" means training provided to an employee under the direct auspices of the employer or their representative.

(38) "Professional technical courses" are defined as the occupational preparatory or occupational supplementary collegiate level courses that are designed to prepare persons for entrance into and employment stability and advancement in specific occupations or clusters of closely related occupations.

(39) "Professional technical program" means collegiate level coursework that is designed to prepare persons for entrance into and employment stability and advancement in specific occupations or clusters of closely related occupations. Successful completion of professional technical programs results in the achievement of a state-approved certificate of completion, Associate of Applied Science degree or Associate of Applied Science degree option.

(40) "Registered apprentice" means a worker at least 16 years of age, except where a higher minimum age is otherwise required by law, who is employed to learn an apprenticeable occupation under standards of apprenticeship approved by the State Apprenticeship and Training Council or by the federal Office of Apprenticeship Training and Employer Labor Services. Also known as "apprentice."

(41) "Related instruction" means programs of study for which applied or specialized associate degrees are granted or programs of an academic year or more in length for which certificates of completion are granted, must contain a recognizable body of instruction in program-related areas of 1) communication, 2) computation, and 3) human relations. Additional topics that should be covered as appropriate include safety, industrial safety, and environmental awareness.

(42) "Related training attendance records" means the documentation required by the local joint committee to verify that a registered apprentice was present during the times required for an apprenticeship program.

(43) "Related training or apprenticeship related training" means an organized and systematic form of classroom/lab instruction designed to provide knowledge of the theory and technical aspects of an apprenticeable trade.

(44) "Standard of academic achievement" means demonstrated achievement, proficiency, or measured learning acknowledged as meeting a predetermined academic standard. Normally noted through a record transcripted and maintained by the college.

(45) "State Apprenticeship and Training Council" means the state apprenticeship and training entity as identified in ORS 660.010. Also known as "Council."

(46) "State-approved program" means a community college certificate of completion or associate degree program that has met and continues to meet the standards and criteria of and have been approved by the State Board of Education.

(47) "Statewide program" means an Associate of Applied Science and/or certificate of completion program which is developed, applied for and continuously monitored by a partnership of colleges to address a specific program need through a cohesive and transferable curriculum among and between participating colleges.

(48) "Supplemental apprenticeship services" means those services that may be available at some community colleges on a fee for service basis to support the local joint committee. These services and others need to be included as part of an agreement between the community college and the local joint committees specifying the service to be performed, fees for services, length of service to be provided, etc.

(49) "Transcripted" means coursework entered into the official and formal records of a college including the level and achievement of a student.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425, ORS 341.665, ORS 660.157, ORS 660.160, ORS 660.167 & ORS 660.190
Hist.: 1EB 151, f. 7-20-73, ef. 8-1-73; 1EB 166, f. 2-20-74, ef. 3-11-74; 1EB 197, f. 5-23-75, ef. 6-25-75; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-042-0090, 581-042-0095, 581-042-0100, 581-042-0105, 581-042-0110, 581-042-0115, 581-042-0120, 581-042-0125, 581-042-0130, 581-042-0135, 581-042-0140 & 581-042-0145; DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0400; DCCWD 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03

589-007-0110

Apprenticeship Related Training Courses, Work-Based Learning and Academic Credit

(1) Community colleges will cooperate with the State Apprenticeship and Training Council, the Department, and the local joint committees in providing the necessary related training courses to meet the objectives of courses of study as identified in ORS 660.157(1) for registered apprentices and trainees. The coordination of related training offered in these courses with job instruction, and the carrying out of the other details will be the responsibility of the community college. (ORS 660.160)

(2) For each occupation and industry, the State Apprenticeship and Training Council shall review and approve courses of study for apprentices, based on current occupational analyses, that meet the training needs of each local joint committee and that shall be available to all registered apprentices.

(3) Local joint committees, in cooperation with the community college, shall have the responsibility for determining the training needs of the apprentices indentured by the committees subject to the training objectives adopted for the particular occupation or industry.

(4) Community college apprenticeship related training will be based on the course of study for apprentices and trainees approved by the State Apprenticeship and Training Council.

(5) Community colleges will collaborate with the local joint committee to develop and implement apprenticeship related training courses to satisfy the related training requirements of apprentices within the limits of the available resources and facilities of the community college.

(6) Community colleges will collaborate with local joint committees to identify the apprentice training requirements that can be met by existing community college courses.

(7) Community colleges identified on the Annual List of Community College Related Training Providers will provide apprenticeship related training courses to registered apprentices when regional accreditation and State Board of Education standards and requirements have been met. These standards and requirements include direct control by the community college relating to the approval of the curriculum and instruction, evaluation of the curricula, hiring or direct approval of instructors, evaluation of instructors and approval of the instructional setting.

(8) Community colleges will have sole responsibility for determining and providing academic credit for apprenticeship related training offered by the community college.

(9) The local joint committees will have responsibility for granting apprenticeship credit for training and education received in community college apprenticeship related training and other course work.

(10) Apprenticeship related training courses offered by community colleges will meet the same instructional standards and procedures as for other occupational supplementary and/or occupational preparatory courses offered by the community college.

(11) Apprenticeship related training courses offered by community colleges will follow the same contact hour to academic credit ratio as other academic credit courses offered by the community college. The ratio will include a consistent differentiation for instructional delivery provided through lecture, laboratory and lecture/laboratory as defined by state and local community college guidelines.

(12) Contact hours of apprenticeship related training offered by community colleges will be consistent with the hours of related training as approved by the State Apprenticeship and Training Council for the specific apprenticeship.

(13) Apprenticeship related training offered by the community colleges for apprentices may be offered as credit or non-credit courses at the discretion of the community college.

(14) Community colleges will transcript the credit for all apprenticeship related training courses completed by apprentices for academic credit. Non-credit apprenticeship related training course transcription is at the discretion of the college.

(15) Effective July 1, 2003, and thereafter, apprenticeship on-the-job (OJT) training paid in whole or in part by any person or entity employing the services of a registered apprentice shall not be considered by the community college or the Department as cooperative work experience or related training for the registered apprentice.

(16) Effective July 1, 2003, and thereafter, state FTE reimbursement will not be provided for on-the-job training for registered apprentices that are paid in whole or in part by any person or entity employing the services of a registered apprentice.

(17) Skill and knowledge gained by registered apprentices and journey persons through on-the-job training may be considered as nonreimbursable credit for prior learning and/or credit for prior certification, according to the policies and procedures of a community college.

(18) Effective July 1, 2003, and thereafter, cooperative work experience (CWE) and similar work-based learning courses may continue to be included in certificate of completion and/or associate degree programs for registered apprentices and journey persons, however credits transcripted by the college shall be only for credit for prior learning or credit for prior certification.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425, 341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03

589-007-0120

Apprenticeship Related Training Instruction

(1) Community colleges will enroll apprentices in apprenticeship related training courses utilizing the college registration procedures used for other students and student groups.

(2) Apprentices enrolled for community college apprenticeship related training courses will be community college students and will have access to the same college services and facilities as other similarly enrolled students.

(3) Community colleges will assure that apprenticeship related training courses are provided with classroom and laboratory space. Within the campus allocation and procurement procedures, community colleges will collaborate with the local joint committee to assure space for related training courses.

(4) Community college tuition and applicable fees for apprenticeship related training courses will be set by the local community college in the same manner as tuition is set for other college offerings.

(5) Community colleges will obtain necessary authorization from registered apprentices to provide class lists, grades, and progress and related training attendance records to the local joint committee on request.

(6) To assist the local joint committee, community colleges will maintain and provide class lists, academic progress records, and related training attendance records for all registered apprentices enrolled in apprenticeship related training courses, when appropriate authorization has been obtained from the registered apprentice.

(7) Registered apprentices that are enrolled in credit course work toward the achievement of community college certificate of completion or associate degree programs may be eligible for financial aid if they meet the college's financial aid guidelines.

(8) The awarding of community college academic credit for apprenticeship related training toward associate degrees and certificates of completion will be determined by the local community college based on the local, Department, and State Board of Education policies and procedures. Local policies and procedures will assure that an established standard of academic achievement has been met for all apprenticeship related training courses accepted toward college awards.

(9) Community colleges will utilize the Professional Technical Course Approval Procedures as identified by the Department for the approval of apprenticeship related training courses.

(10) Apprenticeship related training courses may be offered by the community college prior to final approval as identified by the Department in the Professional Technical Course Approval Procedures.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425, 341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03

589-007-0130

Apprenticeship Instructors

(1) The community college conducting the apprenticeship related training courses will have direct control of the selection, supervision, and evaluation of the apprenticeship related training instructors.

(2) Community colleges may contract with local joint committees to provide educational services including instruction to registered apprentices as identified in OAR 589-007-0180.

(3) Community college apprenticeship related training instructors will be able to demonstrate the occupational competency necessary for the courses to be taught and will have the necessary knowledge and skills required of a practicing journey person.

(4) Community college apprenticeship related training instructors will meet the same education, experience and other requirements in effect for other similar faculty, adjunct faculty or instructors as identified in local college policies, procedures and bargaining agreements.

(5) Community colleges will ensure that apprenticeship related training courses are taught by instructors that have the teaching competencies and qualifications expected of other college instructors and as required by the occupations and industries.

(6) Apprenticeship related training instructors' performance will be evaluated for quality, attendance and effectiveness according to the college's personnel policies or collective bargaining agreement, whichever applies to the community college. The community college may seek input for the evaluation of instructors from the local joint committee responsible for the administration of the training program.

(7) The community college will collaborate with the local joint committee in determining the instructor occupational competency needed for the instruction of an apprenticeship related training course.

(8) Community colleges will consult with the local joint committee for assistance in identifying qualified instructors for apprenticeship related training courses.

(9) Community college apprenticeship related training instructors will be provided with the same opportunities for pre-service and in-service training as other community college instructors and faculty as identified in local college policies, procedures and bargaining agreements.

(10) The community college will collaborate with the local joint committee to identify the needed competencies for apprenticeship related training instructors and to develop and implement appropriate community college pre-service and in-service training and experiences.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425, 341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03

589-007-0140

Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for Apprentices and Journey Persons

(1) Community college associate degree and certificate of completion programs offered for registered apprentices and journey persons will follow the same local and State Board of Education standards, criteria and requirements as other certificate of completion and associate degree programs. Programs will follow the Certificate of Completion and Associate Degree Approval Procedures identified by the Department.

(2) Community college associate degree and certificate of completion programs developed for registered apprentices and journey persons will follow the general education, related instruction and other college requirements for certificate of completion and associate degree programs as identified by each community college.

(3) Community colleges will provide opportunities for apprentices and journey persons to achieve an associate degree using knowledge and skills from current and prior education and experience. The associate degree opportunity may include, but not be limited to, an Associate of Applied Science degree in an apprenticeable trade, or an Associate of Applied Science degree in an area such as Industrial Technology, or an Associate of General Studies.

(4) Community colleges with Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) programs for registered apprentices and journey persons (apprenticeable trade AAS degree programs or in an area such Industrial Technology degree programs) will align with BOLI minimum guideline standards by apprenticeable trade within two years of the establishment of the minimum guidelines standards for the apprenticeable trade. New and existing AAS degree programs for registered apprentices and journey persons will follow the Minimum Guideline Standards Certificate of Completion and Associate of Applied Science Degree Procedures identified by the Department in consultation with stakeholders.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425, 341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03

589-007-0150

Granting Academic Credit for Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for Apprentices and Journey Persons

(1) Registered apprentices and journey persons will be provided with the same opportunities for being awarded academic credit for prior learning or prior certification toward certificates of completion and associate degrees as is available for other community college students. These opportunities will include but may not be limited to: Credit for Prior Experiential Learning, Course Challenge Examination and Credit for Prior Certification.

(2) Community colleges will follow the regional accreditation standards allowing no more than 25 percent of certificate of completion and associate degree programs to be met through credit for prior experiential learning.

(3) Community colleges will utilize the same standards of achievement (proficiencies, grades, etc.) for granting academic credit for related training and previous experience for associate degrees and certificates of completion for apprentices and journey persons as for other community college students.

(4) Apprenticeship related training courses completed for academic credit and transcripted at one Oregon community college will be evaluated toward meeting the requirements for college certificates of completion and associate degrees at another Oregon community college.

(5) Journey persons with proof of Oregon journey person status or some other form of recognized state, regional or national standards certification may be awarded academic credit toward an associate degree based on local community college procedures.

(6) Evaluation procedures to establish apprenticeship credit for community college work toward apprenticeship requirements will follow policies adopted by the State Apprenticeship and Training Council in cooperation with the Department. Apprenticeship credit is acknowledged and accepted by the local joint committee. The community college does not grant apprenticeship credit toward BOLI apprenticeship program requirements.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425, 341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03

589-007-0160

Menu of Core Apprenticeship Services and Supplemental Apprenticeship Services

(1) Core apprenticeship services will include the services provided by Oregon community colleges to registered apprentices and local joint committees when the registered apprentice is enrolled for one or more related training courses at the community college and the related training courses meet the community college's content, minimum class size, and other requirements for such courses.

(2) The menu of core apprenticeship services will include the core apprenticeship services and the definition of each service as have been identified by the community colleges in collaboration with the Department. Core apprenticeship services will include:

(a) Registration services for registered apprentices;

(b) Academic credit for apprenticeship related training instruction under the direct control of the college utilizing the same academic credit and instructional guidelines used for other similar college courses;

(c) Opportunities for registered apprentices to complete requirements to achieve an associate degree;

(d) Registered apprentices with access to the same college services and facilities (financial aid eligibility, counseling, advising, library access, etc.) as other similarly enrolled students;

(e) Inservice and professional development opportunities for apprenticeship related training instructors that are consistent with opportunities provided for other similarly hired college instructors;

(f) Classroom and laboratory facilities for apprenticeship relating training courses either at the college facility or at another facility as agreed upon by the college and the local joint committee; and

(g) When appropriate authorization has been provided by the registered apprentice, apprenticeship related training class lists and related training attendance records for registered apprentices will be provided to local joint committees.

(3) Community colleges identified on the Annual List of Community College Related Training Providers may also provide a listing of supplemental apprenticeship services available to local joint committees from their individual community college. Supplemental apprenticeship services include services that may be available at an individual community college on a fee for service basis to support the local joint committee in its effort to provide effective services to registered apprentices.

(4) Supplemental apprenticeship services to be provided by a community college to a local joint committee will be provided through a contract between the parties. Such contracts will include but not be limited to the identification of supplemental apprenticeship and other services to be provided, fees for services provided and length of services to be provided.

(5) Supplemental apprenticeship services that may be provided by a community college on a fee for services basis through a contract between the community college and the local joint committee may include but are not limited to:

(a) Administrative support to the local joint committee;

(b) Posting meetings;

(c) Maintenance of equal opportunity records;

(d) Maintenance of records required by state and federal apprenticeship regulations;

(e) Computer technical support;

(f) Taking and distributing minutes for or on behalf of the local joint committee;

(g) Marketing/promotion;

(h) Grant proposal preparation and administration of grants;

(i) Assessing transferability of related training coursework;

(j) Completion of applicant rating forms; and

(k) End of the term recommendations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425, 341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03

589-007-0170

Community College Apprenticeship Related Training Providers and Notification

(1) Community colleges, within the limits of the available resources and facilities of the community college, will provide core apprenticeship services for the registered apprentices. Community colleges may contract with other community colleges to assist in providing core apprenticeship services to registered apprentices.

(2) By March 1, 2003, and by February 1 of each year thereafter, each community college will submit to the Department their intention to offer apprenticeship related training and core apprenticeship services to registered apprentices for the following school year beginning July 1.

(3) By April 1, 2003, and by March 1 of each year thereafter, the Department will publish the Annual List of Community College Related Training Providers identifying the community colleges that have indicated their interest in offering apprenticeship related training courses and core apprenticeship services for the following school year. The Department will provide the Annual List and menu of core apprenticeship services to the Bureau of Labor and Industries -- Apprenticeship and Training Division, the local joint committees and the community colleges.

(4) Local joint committees will utilize the Annual List of Community College Related Training Providers to enter into contractual agreements with one or more community colleges within the local joint committee boundaries to provide apprenticeship related training and core apprenticeship services to registered apprentices indentured to the local joint committee.

(5) If a community college and the local joint committee are unable to obtain agreement regarding apprenticeship related training and core apprenticeship services to be provided, the community college or local joint committee may contact the Department for a referral to the Oregon Public Policy Dispute Resolution Program for dispute resolution services. Dispute resolution services provided shall include fair and equitable membership as approved jointly by the community college(s) and the local joint committee.

(6) If no contractual agreement can be reached between a local joint committee and one or more community college(s) within the geographic jurisdiction of the local joint committee, the local joint committee may contract with any community college on the Annual List of Community College Related Training Providers willing to provide apprenticeship related training and core apprenticeship services.

(7) If the local joint committee determines that they wish to contract with another community college, the local joint committees will provide notice within 90 calendar days of the completion of the existing agreement to the contracting community college of its intention to contract with another community college.

(8) Contracts between community colleges and local joint committees will not imply any requirement on the part of the state for reimbursement.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425, 341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03

589-007-0180

Contracts for Educational Services Between Community Colleges and Local Joint Committees

(1) Local joint committees, as private organizations, may contract with a community college to provide services of an educational nature that are subject to the approval of the State Board of Education as identified in ORS 341.315.

(2) A community college may enter into contracts with local joint committees to obtain educational services for students enrolled in the community college as identified in ORS 341.440.

(3) Educational services provided under contract between the community college and the local joint committee must meet or exceed the accreditation requirements for Contractual Relationships with Organizations Not Regionally Accredited of the Commission on Colleges and Universities of the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities or their successor to ensure full accreditation for the community college.

(4) The applicable requirements for contracted education services include but are not limited to:

(a) The primary purpose of offering the course is educational.

(b) Any course offered must be consistent with the institution's educational mission and goals.

(c) Courses to be offered and the value and level of their credit must be determined in accordance with established institutional and State Board of Education policies and procedures.

(d) Courses offered must remain under the sole and direct control of the community college, which exercises ultimate and continuing responsibility for the performance of these functions as it relates to:

(A) Recruitment and advertising;

(B) Advising and counseling students;

(C) Appointment and validation of credentials of faculty and instructors teaching the course;

(D) Admission of students to courses and/or to the community college;

(E) Instruction in the courses;

(F) Evaluation of student progress;

(G) Record keeping;

(I) Tuition and/or fees charged, receipt and disbursement of funds, and refund policy;

(J) Nature and location of courses;

(K) Library and information resources;

(L) Additional data including course outlines, syllabi, copies of exams, records of students and evidence of equivalencies with established programs.

(5) Educational services provided by the local joint committee under contract with the community college must meet the standards for educational services provided by the college as identified in ORS 341.440.

(6) Community colleges may not enter into a contract where the community college is required to share any portion of FTE reimbursement provided by the state.

(7) Contracts between the community college and the local joint committee will be based upon reasonable costs associated with the educational services provided under the contract.

(8) As set forth in ORS 341.440, the contract for educational services between the community college and the local joint committee will not exceed the costs that would otherwise be incurred by the college to provide students with the same or similar services.

(9) Contracts for educational services between the community college and the local joint committee may include those core apprenticeship services as identified in OAR 589-007-0160. Services provided must remain under the direct and sole control of the community college and meet the standards of regular community college courses, programs and services and are services that are best provided through the contractual arrangement. The educational services that may be provided by the local joint committee are limited to:

(a) Facilities for apprenticeship related training courses;

(b) Assistance in recommending instructional staff that meet the college requirements for college faculty and instructors;

(c) Related training instructors to serve as instructors for college related training courses that meet the college requirements for college faculty and instructors;

(d) Equipment, services and supplies to be utilized for apprenticeship related training courses; and

(e) Assistance in the development of curriculum and assessments for related training courses.

(10) Contracts for educational services between the community college and the local joint committee will be consistent with OAR 589-002-0500 and will clearly establish the requirements and responsibilities of the community college and the local joint committee following regional accreditation and other requirements. Contracts will be executed by designated officers of the community college and the local joint committee and will include the following elements:

(a) Identification of the work to be performed, period of the agreement, and conditions under which renewal or renegotiation of the contract would take place;

(b) Identification of the community college as having ultimate responsibility for the performance of necessary control functions for the educational offerings and offering academic credit;

(c) Establishment of the responsibilities of the community college and the local joint committee regarding:

(A) Indirect costs

(B) Approval of salaries

(C) Equipment

(D) Subcontracts and travel

(E) Property ownership and accountability

(F) Inventions and patents

(G) Publications and copyrights

(H) Accounting records and audits

(I) Security

(J) Termination costs

(K) Tuition refund

(L) Student records

(M) Faculty facilities

(N) Safety regulations

(O) Insurance coverage

(d) Demonstration that the regional accreditation requirements have been met regarding:

(A) Enrollment agreements

(B) Tuition policies including rates, refunds and cancellations and collection practices

(C) Student recruitment including advertising and promotional literature and field agents.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425, 341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03

589-007-0200

Two Plus Two and Dual Credit Programs

(1) For purposes of this rule, the following definitions apply:

(a) "Two Plus Two” means planned career and professional technical programs articulated between high schools and community colleges.

(b) "Dual Credit" means awarding secondary and postsecondary credit for a course offered in a high school during regular school hours, as determined by local school board and community college board policy.

(2) Before developing programs with high schools, each college shall file with the Department a policy for governing Two Plus Two and Dual Credit programs. Policies must include the following:

(a) Institutional standards for instructor qualifications (standards for teachers of lower division collegiate courses must include a master’s degree in a subject area closely related to that in which the instructor will be teaching; however, in subject areas in which individuals have demonstrated their competencies and served in professional fields, and in cases in which documentation to support the individual's proficiency and high level of competency can be assembled, the master’s degree requirement may be waived by the college president or substituted according to the community college’s personnel policy);

(b) Methods for selecting student participants, including limiting classes to seniors and qualified juniors, and in exceptional cases other qualified students. Qualifications must be defined;

(c) Assurances that classes will be transcripted by the community college;

(d) Assurances that materials and subject matter are community college level.

(3) On or before October 1 of each year, community colleges shall submit an annual evaluation of the previous school year's Two Plus Two and Dual Credit programs, including but not limited to descriptions of:

(a) Programs and courses offered;

(b) Student outcomes;

(c) Instructors' qualifications; and

(d) Program costs.

(4) Participating school districts and post-secondary institutions shall develop written agreements based on the policies described in this rule regarding Two Plus Two and Dual Credit programs, which include:

(a) Criteria regarding approval of courses, selection and approval of instructors, admissions, procedures, counseling, monitoring, and evaluation; and

(b) The provision that all agreements and policies shall be available to all staff members involved in the programs and to parents and students.

(5) Participating school districts and postsecondary institutions shall, in consultation with appropriate staff members, determine that course content and instructional quality are consistent with that offered by the community colleges.

(6) The Commissioner shall require an accounting of FTE consistent with these rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 329.475, 329.855, 341.42, 341.450, 341.525(3) & 341.535
Hist.: 1EB 10-1981, f. 5-6-81, ef. 5-7-81; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-042-0088; DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0510; DCCWD 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-9-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 4-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-13

589-007-0300

Veterans Programs

Each community college requesting approval for the training of veterans and other eligible persons will contact the State Approving Agency (SAA) for veterans' administration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425
Hist.: 1EB 223, f. 3-22-76, ef. 4-1-76; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-046-0001; DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0530; DCCWD 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-9-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03

589-007-0400

General Educational Development Program and Certificates of High School Equivalency

(1) The General Educational Development (GED) 2014 test series are a measure of high school equivalency and include the following areas:

(a) Reasoning Through Language Arts;

(b) Social studies;

(c) Science; and

(d) Mathematical Reasoning.

(2) All GED test applicants except those confined to Oregon correctional or health institutions must take the GED test at an official GED testing center or an approved military testing center.

(3) Oregon residency is not required to take the GED tests in Oregon. The applicant must have valid state or government issued photo identification.

(4) Local GED examiners shall be approved by the facility authorized by Pearson Vue to provide testing services and official GED testing centers will be approved by GED Testing Service in consultation with the GED Administrator when the following have been documented:

(a) Need for a new testing site in a specific region or location;

(b) Willingness of center personnel to meet all testing center requirements described in the GED Examiner's Manual published by GED Testing Service of the America Council on Education.

(5) The annual contract between local testing centers, the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and the GED Testing Service shall provide assurances that all state and national requirements shall be met. Failure to meet requirements may result in center closure.

(6) Requirements for a Certificate of Equivalency include:

(a) That, except as provided below, the applicant must be 18 years of age to take the GED tests:

(A) An applicant who is at least 16 years of age, but not yet 18 years of age, may take the GED tests under the following circumstances:

(i) The local school district must certify to authorized Oregon GED Lead Staff that the applicant is exempt from compulsory school attendance for reasons cited in ORS 339.030(5), 339.250(6) and OAR 581-021-0070, 581-021-0071, and 581-021-0076, and has secured the permission of his or her parent or legal guardian; or

(ii) The Education Service District must certify to authorized Oregon GED Lead Staff that the applicant is exempt from compulsory school attendance for reasons cited in ORS 339.030(3); or

(iii) The parent or legal guardian must certify to authorized Oregon GED Lead Staff that the applicant is exempt from compulsory school attendance for reasons cited in ORS 339.030(1). The parent or legal guardian shall specifically indicate that the applicant has permission to take the GED tests; or

(iv) The applicant is enrolled in an approved Option Program for In School Youth as cited in OAR 581-022-1350.

(B) Because ORS 109.510 and 109.520 state that persons are deemed to reach majority upon marriage and because GED Testing Service policy states that persons must be 16 years of age to take the GED Tests (Examiner's Manual), an applicant that is married is eligible to take the GED Tests at the age of 16 without an exemption from compulsory attendance.

(b) The commissioner may, under special and extraordinary circumstances, waive certification requirements in subparagraph (7)(b)(A)(i), (ii) or (iii) of this rule.

(7) The GED Chief Examiner shall ensure that the applicant is advised of:

(a) Locally available practice testing and preparation opportunities;

(b) Policies, including limitations on retesting procedures;

(c) A three-year limit to complete the GED Tests before retesting and repayment of fees are enacted;

(d) The special GED scores that are required by apprenticeship and some postsecondary educational programs.

(8) To obtain the Certificate of Equivalency, an applicant must achieve a minimum standard score set by GED Testing Service and the State Board.

(9) Previous high school enrollment is not required for an applicant to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Equivalency.

(10) Certificate application:

(a) The individual who passes the tests may request for a first free copy of their GED certificate and transcript through a third party vender the State of Oregon is using at the time. A fee will be charged to the GED candidate for additional copies of the GED transcript and certificate;

(b) Test scores are accepted as official only when reported directly by official GED agencies, the United States Armed Forces Institute, directors of Veterans Administration hospitals, and in special cases by the GED Testing Service.

(11) Testing centers shall comply with the requirements of the Testing Program by refusing to administer tests to those who have not reached the age of 18 unless permitted by this rule.

(12) By authorization of the Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials, the department oversees GED tests to individuals confined to state correctional and health institutions.

(13) Upon the recommendation of the Commission of Accreditation of Service Experience of the American Council on Education, the following provisions apply to GED testing of members of the Job Corps stationed in Oregon:

(a) Civilian-restricted forms of the GED test can be administered to Job Corps trainees who have been determined to be eligible by the educational director of the Job Corps Training Center;

(b) Testing will be done at official GED agencies, and the usual testing fee will be charged;

(c) Persons taking the test must be at least 18 years of age unless the applicant meets requirements in subparagraph (7)(b)(A)(i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) of this rule.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051 & 326.550
Stats. Implemented: ORS 326.550 & 341.425
Hist.: 1EB 49, f. 4-19-60, ef. 5-10-60; 1EB 130, f. 5-5-72, ef. 10-15-72; 1EB 137, f. 8-18-72, ef. 10-1-72; 1EB 194, f. 4-18-75, ef. 7-1-75; 1EB 240, f. & ef. 8-27-76; 1EB 5-1984, f. & ef. 3-7-84; EB 6-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-88; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-046-0010; EB 15-1992, f. & cert. ef. 5-13-92; EB 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 1-13-93; EB 30-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-30-93; EB 36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-93; DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0600; DCCWD 1-2006, f. 4-17-06, cert. ef. 4-18-06; DCCWD 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-14-14 thru 9-10-14

589-007-0500

State GED Fees

(1) The State Board authorizes the department to charge a fee of $38 per test at the time testing begins (this includes the $8.00 state administration fee).

(2) Persons seeking a GED equivalency certificate shall be issued that certification upon verification that the state fee has been paid and the requirements of OAR 589-007-0400 have been met.

(3) State fees will be collected by GEDTS at the time a GED candidate registers online for the GED tests and will be distributed to the department on a monthly basis.

(4) A GED high school equivalency certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the four subtests.

(5) Effective January 2, 2014, the state discount retaken test fee of $10 will be implemented for up to two retaken tests per failed content area provided the retaken tests occur within 12 calendar months.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051 & 326.550
Stats. Implemented: ORS 192.440 & 326.550
Hist.: 1EB 130, f. 5-5-72, ef. 10-15-72; 1EB 258, f. 1-31-77, ef. 2-1-77; 1EB 6-1984(Temp), f. & ef. 3-7-84; 1EB 10-1984, f. & ef. 4-13-84; EB 12-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-046-0005; ODE 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 1-26-01; DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-041-0011; DCCWD 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 7-6-09; DCCWD 1-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-31-13 thru 11-27-13; DCCWD 5-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-13; DCCWD 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-14-14 thru 9-10-14

589-007-0600

Adult High School Diploma Program

The purpose of the Adult High School Diploma program is to provide an opportunity for persons with an exemption from compulsory attendance to earn an Oregon diploma.

(1) Definitions. As used in this rule:

(a) “Adult High School Diploma” or “AHSD” means a diploma that fulfills all state requirements as provided in OAR 581-022-1130 and the community college program requirements as defined in the approved program plan, and is issued by a community college with an approved program plan on file at the Department of Community College and Workforce Development (CCWD).

(b) “Adult high school diploma credit” means credit earned by the student prior to enrolling in or earned outside of the AHSD program for academic coursework, as well as credit awarded by the community college for proficiency and life experience, but does not include credit awarded for challenge tests.

(c) “Adult high school diploma academic credit” means credit earned by the student at the community college for academic coursework, from either secondary level or community college courses.

(2) The State Board of Education (SBE) shall oversee the AHSD as provided in ORS 326.051 and ORS 339.505(1) and approve AHSD programs of the community colleges. The SBE delegates administrative responsibilities to the Commissioner of CCWD to review and make a recommendation to the SBE regarding program approval.

(3) CCWD shall administer the statewide AHSD program as provided in ORS 341.425 and establish policies and procedures for the approval and monitoring of AHSD programs.

(4) Community colleges are authorized to award the AHSD subject to SBE approval of the community college AHSD plan, consistent with these rules, and consistent with administrative policies and procedures of CCWD.

(5) To be eligible to receive an AHSD, a student shall:

(a) Have an exemption from compulsory attendance as provided in OAR 581-021-0076 and ORS 339.030(2), or otherwise not be required to attend as provided in ORS 339.010;

(b) Fulfill all state requirements as provided in OAR 581-022-1130 or other rules establishing minimum requirements for an Oregon diploma;

(c) Earn at least one adult high school diploma academic credit from a community college with an approved program; and

(d) Fulfill all program requirements as described in the approved community college AHSD program plan.

(6) A community college shall adopt policies and procedures for the approval of the AHSD program plan. These policies and procedures shall provide that:

(a) Before the community college may award an AHSD, the college shall have an approved program plan on file at CCWD. The plan shall be approved by the local community college board of education prior to being filed for review with CCWD and recommendation for approval by the Commissioner. The community college shall submit the plan to CCWD on a date and in a format described in guidance documents provided by CCWD.

(b) The filing process shall be complete when the SBE has approved the plan and the community college has received a letter of authorization from CCWD.

(c) The plan must include but is not limited to:

(A) The statement of assurances described in guidance documents provided by CCWD; and

(B) A description of the following:

(i)   Program mission and goals;

(ii)   Admission requirements;

(iii)   Student orientation and advising;

(iv)   Maintenance of student records;

(v)   Services for students with disabilities;

(vi)   Student assessment and completion criteria;

(vii)   Course offerings;

(viii)   Personalized learning;

(ix)   Awarding adult high school diploma credit;

(x)   Minimum credit requirement;

(xi)   Other community college or program requirements; and

(xii)   Recognition of student achievement.

(7) Once a plan is approved by the SBE, monitoring and evaluation of the approved plan is by CCWD through the Commissioner, pursuant to standards and rules of the SBE. Monitoring and evaluation shall include annual reporting by the community college with such information as CCWD may require.

(8) A community college shall adopt policies and procedures for the annual update of the AHSD program plan. These policies and procedures shall provide that:

(a) The program shall submit annually the signed statement of assurances as required by CCWD.

(b) The program shall submit annually a plan update and statistical reports as required by CCWD.

(c) The program shall participate in ongoing program monitoring and evaluation as required by CCWD.

(9) All community colleges are presumed to maintain an approved AHSD program unless the college has been found to be deficient by the Commissioner, pursuant to the AHSD plan requirements.

(10) If any deficiency is not corrected before the beginning of the program year following the date of the finding of deficiency and if an extension has not been granted under section (11), the Commissioner may recommend to the SBE that AHSD program approval be rescinded until any such deficiency is corrected unless the recommendation would create an undue hardship, as determined pursuant to rules of the SBE.

(11) The Commissioner must submit notification to a community college regarding a deficiency that will require the community college to submit a corrective action plan and a staff member of CCWD staff shall contact the community college and offer technical assistance.

(a) Within 90 days of the finding of deficiency, a community college shall submit a corrective action plan acceptable to the Commissioner for meeting AHSD plan requirements.

(b) When an acceptable plan for meeting AHSD plan requirements has been submitted, the Commissioner may allow an extension of time before recommending program approval be rescinded, not to exceed 12 months, if the Commissioner determines that any such deficiency cannot be corrected or removed before the beginning of the next program year.

(12) Pursuant to rules adopted by the SBE, the Commissioner may extend the time specified for submitting a corrective action plan if the Commissioner determines that a human-created disaster or a natural disaster affects the ability of the community college to comply with the date requirement.

(13) The SBE may suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew its approval of an AHSD program if:

(a) The community college fails to maintain the requirements in OAR 581-022-1130;

(b) The community college fails to maintain the requirements in OAR 589-007-0600; or

(c) The community college refuses to implement corrective actions before the beginning of the next program year or by the end of the granted extension period.

(14) A community college may request to terminate its AHSD program by submitting a letter of termination from the community college board of education.

(15) Program suspension or termination begins on the date that:

(a) The SBE suspends, revokes, or refuses to renew its approval of an AHSD program; or

(b) The college designates as the final operating date in its letter of termination.

(16) Suspended or terminated programs requesting re-approval are required to utilize the AHSD Program Approval Procedure identified by CCWD.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425
Hist.: 1EB 132, f. 5-19-72, ef. 6-1-72; 1EB 166, f. 2-20-74, ef. 3-11-74; 1EB 263, f. & ef. 7-5-77; 1EB 9-1983, f. & ef. 10-13-83; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-042-0005(5)(a) - (d); ODE 2-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 1-26-01; DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0650; DCCWD 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-13

589-007-0700

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Program

(1) The purpose of the National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) program is to prepare Oregonians for the workplace and for college as a part of implementing an integrated workforce delivery system that focuses on developing the skills and talents of Oregonians. The NCRC in Oregon provides individuals with documented, transportable, skills-based certificates.

(2) The Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) shall administer the statewide program for the National Career Readiness Certificate called for in HB 2353, passed in the 2011 legislative session, and establish a policy and procedures for:

(a) Initial skills review assessments to identify participant’s skill levels;

(b) Targeted instruction and remedial skill-building for participants;

(c) Foundational skills assessments for participants;

(d) Training of staff to administer assessments based on established guidelines;

(e) Delivery site criteria and validation of these criteria;

(f) Quality assurance processes;

(g) Development of systems to collect, track and maintain data;

(h) Participant’s eligibility criteria. Eligible program participants:

(A) Must be a citizen or national of the United States, lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, refugee, asylee, or parolee, or other immigrant authorized by the Attorney General to work in the United States;

(B) Must be a resident of Oregon or an employee of businesses located in Oregon;

(C) Must comply with NCRC assessment-taking procedures and requirements as outlined in American College Testing (ACT) test coordinator manual and directions for administration.

(D) Must meet any additional eligibility requirements as dictated by the funding source(s) used to administer, implement, or support the NCRC program.

(3) Services provided by the NCRC program shall include, but are not limited to:

(a) An assessment process that includes an initial skills review and a foundational skills assessment of examinees in reading for information, applied mathematics, and locating information at a minimum;

(b) Targeted and accelerated instruction and remedial skills training to increase foundational skills for participants as determined by the assessment process;

(c) Issuance of a National Career Readiness Certificate to any eligible individual who earns a minimum score of a 3 on each of the NCRC assessments for reading for information, applied mathematics, and locating information:

(A) Certificates issued to examinees on successful completion of the assessments must describe the skills demonstrated by the examinee as evidence of the individual’s readiness for employment;

(B) Each of the NCRC assessments shall be scored on a scale of three and above. The level of credential examinees receive is based on the following:

(i) A bronze-level certificate requires a minimum score of three or above on each of the assessments.

(ii) A silver-level certificate requires a minimum score of four or above on each of the assessments.

(iii) A gold-level certificate requires a minimum score of five or above on each of the assessments.

(iv) A platinum-level certificate requires a minimum score of six or above on each of the assessments.

(4) The results of NCRC assessments must be used, at a minimum, to determine a participant’s career readiness as determined by general skills requirements and job profiles, and to determine additional instructional needs for the participant in reading, locating information, and applied mathematics, or other assessments needed or required.

(5) Participants may opt out of the NCRC database by informing the Agency in writing, by mail, and with examinee’s signature that he or she wants to opt out of the database.

(6) CCWD shall conduct periodic studies of the assessments used in Oregon to document Essential Skill for high school graduation to compare their effectiveness in preparing graduates for successful transition to post-secondary education and the workplace.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 660.318, 660.330 - 660.339 and 660.343
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-15-09 thru 1-8-10; DCCWD 6-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-09; DCCWD 3-2011, f. & cert. ef; 12-9-11; DCCWD 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-6-12 thru 1-31-13; DCCWD 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-26-12

589-007-0800

Oregon On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program

(1) The purpose of the Oregon On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program is to support the Governor’s Workforce agenda by providing OJT and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) as solutions relating to employee hiring, training, and retention as defined by SB 5508.

(2) The Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) determines the statewide implementation and operation of the OJT Program in Oregon.

(3) The OJT Program in Oregon shall involve at a minimum:

(a) Cost-effective solutions to the issues of employee hiring, training, and retention;

(b) Utilization of public and private resources;

(c) Certification of career readiness skills for participants as defined by the National Career Readiness Certificate;

(d) Employer provided, job-specific training for Oregonians newly hired under this program;

(e) A process to identify appropriate companies and job seekers to participate in the programs;

(f) A process by which monies may be appropriated and allocated to the local workforce investment boards to support projects identified by local workforce investment areas;

(g) Employer reimbursement schedules will follow local policies.

(4) Tracking and reporting to CCWD the outcomes of the Oregon On-the-Job Training Program in the local workforce investment area shall include, but are not limited to:

(a) The number of employers participating in the program;

(b) The number of employees completing training;

(c) The number of employees retained after completing training;

(d) Types of jobs filled by occupational codes;

(e) Characteristics of the unemployed being placed into OJTs;

(f) The number of participants that earn National Career Readiness Certificates;

(g) Signed NCRC letters of commitment from OJT employers to “prefer” job candidates that have an NCRC.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 660.300 - 660.364
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-29-11 thru 1-25-12; DCCWD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-11

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