Each Job Corps center shall have an industry council, appointed by the director of the center after consultation with the Liaison, in accordance with procedures established by the Secretary.
(b) Industry council composition
(1) In general
An industry council shall be comprised of—
(A)a majority of members who shall be local and distant owners of business concerns, chief executives or chief operating officers of nongovernmental employers, or other private sector employers, who—
(i)have substantial management, hiring, or policy responsibility; and
(ii)represent businesses with employment opportunities that reflect the employment opportunities of the applicable local area;
(B)representatives of labor organizations (where present) and representatives of employees; and
(C)enrollees and graduates of the Job Corps.
(2) Local board
The industry council may include members of the applicable local boards who meet the requirements described in paragraph (1).
The responsibilities of the industry council shall be—
(1)to work closely with all applicable local boards in order to determine, and recommend to the Secretary, appropriate vocational training for the center;
(2)to review all the relevant labor market information to—
(A)determine the employment opportunities in the local areas in which the enrollees intend to seek employment after graduation;
(B)determine the skills and education that are necessary to obtain the employment opportunities; and
(C)recommend to the Secretary the type of vocational training that should be implemented at the center to enable the enrollees to obtain the employment opportunities; and
(3)to meet at least once every 6 months to reevaluate the labor market information, and other relevant information, to determine, and recommend to the Secretary, any necessary changes in the vocational training provided at the center.
(d) New centers
The industry council for a Job Corps center that is not yet operating shall carry out the responsibilities described in subsection (c) of this section at least 3 months prior to the date on which the center accepts the first enrollee at the center.
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