SB 941 - This act expands the "Missouri Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Initiative" to require the Department of Higher Education to develop a process to award grants to Missouri public two- and four-year higher education institutions and school districts that have entered into articulation agreements to offer information technology certification through technical course work. The Department of Higher Education must develop a program to offer information technology certification through technical course work for students enrolled in a public high school that has entered into an articulation agreement with a Missouri public two- or four-year higher education institution. The program must provide instruction on skills and competencies essential for the workplace and requested by employers.
The Department of Higher Education must conduct a study to identify the information technology industry certifications most frequently requested by Missouri employers by January 31, 2015.
This act is identical to HB 2156 (2014) and provisions contained in CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 492 (2014).