WHEREAS, the Workforce Education Task Force ("Task Force") delivered in its Pathways to Prosperity Report with recommendations after more than one year of careful study, thorough analysis and extensive interviews with business leaders, education professionals and education policy leaders; and
WHEREAS, workforce education is a fundamental requirement for strong economic development and supports basic quality of life issues for all of South Carolina's citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Task Force concluded that basic reforms to our system of education must occur in order to prepare all South Carolina students for success in the workplace, to meet the workforce-skill needs of South Carolina's employers, and to be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century; and
WHEREAS, implementing the Task Force's nine recommendations require creating a Governor's Workforce Education Council to coordinate workforce education development, and provide oversight for compliance with the South Carolina School-to-Work Transition Act of 1994.
NOW, THEREFORE, I do hereby establish the Governor's Workforce Education Interim Planning Committee ("Committee") that shall have the following responsibilities for implementing the following recommendations:
This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 19th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2001.
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