(a)(1) The Director shall establish industry advisory committees to advise DCIA on occupational skills training offerings with the goal of aligning DCIA's trainings with industry hiring needs.
(2) There shall be one committee per industry sector in which DCIA offers occupational skills training pursuant to § 32-246(a)(1).
(3) Each committee shall consist of representatives of at least 2 employers from the relevant industry sector, whom the Director shall appoint.
(4)(A) The Director shall make initial appointments to the committees within 30 days of December 20, 2020.
(B) Committee members shall disclose all existing and potential conflicts of interest to the Director. No committee member may, in any manner, directly or indirectly, participate in a deliberation upon, or the determination of, any question affecting the financial interest of any corporation, partnership, or association in which the member or a member of the member's family is directly or indirectly interested. Committee members shall disclose the nature of any financial or personal relationships with any training providers by completing a conflict of interest form.
(b) No later than December 15, 2020, and annually thereafter in advance of the start of a new fiscal year, each Committee shall submit written recommendations to DCIA, which shall contain the following:
(1) Recommendations of 2 to 4 specific occupational skills trainings DCIA should offer;
(2) The number of District residents DCIA should train in the occupations identified pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection;
(3) Occupational skills required to obtain employment in the occupations identified pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection;
(4) A description of tools, equipment, and services necessary to conduct trainings to acquire the skills identified in paragraph (3) of this subsection;
(5) Industry-recognized credentials required for obtaining employment in the occupations identified pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection, when appropriate; and
(6) The feasibility of providing virtual training or distance learning and recommendations to implement virtual training.
(c) After receiving a proposed training curriculum from the DCIA pursuant to § 32-246(a)(2)(B)(i), a Committee shall provide the DCIA with a written explanation of recommended modifications, if any.
(d) Within 30 calendar days after receiving a proposed scope of work for a grant or contract from DCIA pursuant to § 32-246(a)(2)(C)(i), the Committee shall provide DCIA with a written explanation of recommended modifications, if any.