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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 20TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 803SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND
RULE §803.2Definitions

In addition to the definitions contained in §800.2 of this title, the following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Customized training project--A project that:

    (A) provides workforce training, with the intent of either adding to the workforce or preventing a reduction in the workforce, and is specifically designed to meet the needs and special requirements of:

      (i) employers and employees or prospective employees of the private business or business consortium; or

      (ii) members of the trade union; and

    (B) is designed by a private business or business consortium, or trade union in partnership with:

      (i) a public community college;

      (ii) a technical college;

      (iii) TEEX; or

      (iv) a community-based organization only in partnership with the public community and technical colleges or TEEX.

  (2) Grant recipient--A recipient of a Skills Development Fund grant that is:

    (A) a public community college;

    (B) a technical college;

    (C) TEEX; or

    (D) a community-based organization only in partnership with the public community and technical colleges or TEEX.

  (3) Non-local public community and technical college--A public community college or technical college providing training outside of its local taxing district.

  (4) Private partner--A person, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, consortium, or private organization that enters into a partnership for a customized training project with:

    (A) a public community college;

    (B) a technical college;

    (C) TEEX; or

    (D) a community-based organization only in partnership with the public community and technical colleges or TEEX.

  (5) Public community college--A state-funded, two-year educational institution primarily serving its local taxing district and service area in Texas and offering vocational, technical, and academic courses for certification or associate's degrees.

  (6) Public technical college--A state-funded coeducational institution of higher education offering courses of study in vocational and technical education, for certification or associate's degrees.

  (7) Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)--A higher education agency and service established by the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System.

  (8) Trade union--An organization, agency, or employee committee in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions of work.

  (9) Training provider--An entity or individual that provides training, including:

    (A) a public community college;

    (B) a technical college;

    (C) TEEX;

    (D) a community-based organization only in partnership with the public community college or technical college or TEEX; or

    (E) a person, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, consortium, governmental subdivision, or public or private organization with whom a public community or technical college or TEEX has subcontracted to provide training.


Source Note: The provisions of this §803.2 adopted to be effective January 29, 2003, 28 TexReg 751; amended to be effective January 9, 2006, 31 TexReg 174

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