§ 16-53-8. Creation of career and technical education trust.
(a) Rhode Island CTE trust established. Effective January 15, 2015, there is hereby created a permanent, not-for- profit corporation to be known as the Rhode Island CTE trust on career and technical education.
(b) Composition of the CTE trust. The power of the trust shall be vested in nine (9) members appointed originally by the governor in staggered terms. All the members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. After the original appointments, the CTE trust shall have authority to appoint successors to fill terms for seven (7) of the members set forth in subsection (d)(1) of this section.
(c) The CTE trust shall coordinate with, but shall remain independent from, both RIDE and the board of education.
(d) The membership of the CTE trust shall be as follows:
(1) Seven (7) individuals who are representative of the private sector in the state who shall constitute a majority of the membership. From among this group, five (5) members shall be representative of business, industry, and agriculture, including, but not limited to:
(i) At least one representative from the various trades that are performed in the state; and
(ii) At least one representative from any trade association representing various career and technical education career clusters established by the U.S. Department of Education.
(2) The secretary of commerce for Rhode Island; and
(3) A member of the governor's workforce training board, appointed by the governor. The governor shall make the reappointment to this position.
(e) A member shall be eligible to succeed himself or herself.
(f) The governor shall make all appointments to the CTE trust on or before January 15, 2015.
(P.L. 2014, ch. 410, § 4.)