STAND. COM. REP. NO.308-02

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: H.B. No. 2849




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii


Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 2849 entitled:


begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this bill is to establish high school career and technical education programs within the Department of Education.

Specifically, this bill appropriates $250,000 for fiscal year 2002-2003 for two full-time equivalent educational specialist positions, one full-time equivalent state resource teacher position, and one full-time equivalent secretary II position within the Department of Education to:

(1) Develop a career pathways system to ensure students understand scope of careers in the world of work;

(2) Establish curriculum and instructional strategies;

(3) Provide research-based professional development for departmental staff;

(4) Devise a system to allow students to develop self-knowledge and design and implement career and life plans;

(5) Form alliances to promote student learning;

(6) Leverage resources to support school reform;

(7) Design a data collection system to evaluate effectiveness of career and technical education programs; and

(8) Establish policies to support implementation of the career pathways system.

Your Committee finds that this bill will support the development of a career pathways system, which allows resource allocation to enable students to learn and achieve success in career and technical education programs.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2849 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,



KEN ITO, Chair