The Congress passed the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982 for the purpose of establishing programs to prepare youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force and to afford job training to those economically disadvantaged individuals and other individuals facing serious barriers to employment, who are in special need of such training in order to obtain productive employment. That Act charges the state governments with substantial responsibilities for implementing its provisions.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Spellman, Governor of the state of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me, and in accordance with the charge to state governors contained in the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982 (the "Act"), do hereby order the following:
1. Except for specific responsibilities that may later be assigned to other state agencies, the Employment Security Department shall have general responsibility for statewide implementation and administration of the new employment and training system under the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982.
2. The Employment Security Department shall be the state agency responsible for the oversight and management of a statewide comprehensive labor market and occupational supply and demand information system.
3. There is hereby created the Washington State Job Training Coordinating Council (the "Council") for the purpose of complying with Section 122 of the Act.
4. As prescribed by the Act, the members of the Council shall be appointed by the Governor.
a. One third of the membership of the Council shall be representatives of business and industry, including representatives of business and industry from private industry councils in the state and from agriculture.
b. Not less than 20 percent of the membership of the Council shall be representatives of the state legislature and of public agencies and organizations that the Governor determines to have a direct interest in employment and training and human resource within the state.
c. Not less than 20 percent of the membership of the Council shall be representatives of units or consortia of units of general local government which are administrative entities or grantees under the Act.
d. Not less than 20 percent of the membership of the Council shall be representatives of the eligible population and of the general public and representatives of organized labor, community-based organizations, and local educational agencies.
e. One non-governmental member shall be designated to serve as chair of the Council.
f. The Council membership shall reasonably represent the population of the state.
5. The Employment Security Department shall have the responsibility to provide professional, technical, administrative, and other staff to support the activities of the Council.
6. The Employment Security Department shall continue to administer employment and training programs under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), as amended, relative to the state, the Washington State Employment and Training Council, and the Balance of Washington State Prime Sponsor during the phase-out of CETA. In that regard, the provisions of Executive Order 79-04, dated September 14, 1979, shall terminate September 30, 1983.