Resolution #33

Basic Skills Credential for Youth

Whereas, the Workforce Development Board is responsible for establishing skills credentials that are recognized by employers and other organizations within the county, and

Whereas, the Youth Council is responsible for the creation of programs that assist in the development of basic skills for youth, and

Whereas, the Youth Council recognizes the need to establish benchmarks for the attaining of basic skills that will lead to the attainment of an accepted credential that will be recognized by employers within the county

Whereas, to be considered basic skills deficient the youth must score below the 8.9 level in reading or math or have not completed high school or attained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Therefore Let It Be Resolved, that on this day September 25, 2002, the Workforce Development Board of Oswego County hereby approves the establishment of the Basic Skills Credential for Youth, as being

Pass the current grade level, or
Show an increase of at least one grade level (based on pre-test scores) in reading or math, or
Show in increase beyond the 8.9 level in reading or math, or
Achieve goal(s) as defined in the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) (for special education students), or
Obtain a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma

David Vickery, Chair
Workforce Development Board of Oswego County