1. Contingent on the availability of funding from sources other than the general fund of the state or other state funds, the foundation shall contract with six or more community colleges for employment of an industrial technology outreach specialist to work with individual industry or industrial sectors to determine company needs and provide technical assistance or referral to services, or to coordinate with other service providers to determine how services should be accessed or provided. However, if the foundation does not receive funding from other sources, the foundation shall contract with at least four community colleges. The contract shall include but is not limited to the following:
a. The establishment of an industrial technology outreach program that will identify needs of individual industry or industrial sectors.
b. Criteria for assuring access to programs and services to assist individual industry or industrial sectors.
c. An annual budget for operation of the program and activities agreed to in the contract including provisions related to the transfer of funds to the community college, as agreed upon by the president of the community college and the foundation.
d. Performance measures for quarterly and annual evaluation of the program and activities agreed to in the contract. The foundation may withhold the disbursement of funds for failure to achieve criteria established in the contract.
e. The duties of the industrial technology outreach specialist.
f. The provision of technical assistance to existing individual industry or industrial sectors or nonmanufacturing business regarding available technological and management innovations to improve products, processes, and management systems, including implementation of total quality management methods.
2. The foundation may provide or contract for the delivery of technical services to individual industry or industrial sectors.
3. The foundation shall issue requests for proposals to the community colleges and shall select the best proposals after considering, among other factors, the geographic distribution of the provision of the program services to areas of the state which do not serve a city with a population over twenty thousand, the number of small and medium-sized industries within the community college district, and the level of community college interaction with those industries. Community colleges in contiguous regions may submit a joint proposal.
92 Acts, ch 1244, § 34; 93 Acts, ch 49, §6
Referred to in § 15E.155
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