SB 0853 Establishes the "Collaborative for Applied Experiences in Science" (CAES) program
LR Number:3607S.01I Fiscal Note:3607-01
Committee:Labor and Industrial Relations
Last Action:01/29/02 - Hearing Conducted S Labor & Industrial Relations Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SB 853 - This act establishes the "Collaborative for Applied Experiences in Science" (CAES) program, for the purpose of increasing the statewide potential scientific and technical workforce by identifying, recruiting, and retaining talented in- state and resident out-of-state undergraduates. To achieve this end, CAES will:

- Develop a summer employment program emphasizing the development of research and technical skills in the fields of science, mathematics, computer science, and engineering;

- Provide mechanisms for retaining high potential students;

- Introduce students to the potential career opportunities within the state;

- Facilitate employer access to a highly select talent pool; and

- Keep collegiate-level students from Missouri who attend national and regional universities informed about career opportunities in the state.

The Division of Job Development and Training within the Department of Economic Development (in potential cooperation with state, local, public or private agencies) will establish appropriate allocations from their respective budgets to be made for the operation of the CAES program. Funding may come from, but is not limited to, the federal Workforce Investment Act, the one-eighth of one cent sales tax as authorized by sections 43(a) and 43(b) of article IV of the Missouri Constitution, and other discretionary funds.