Student Data Bill Interests Contractors

Student Data Bill Interests Contractors 

This week ABC of Alabama contractors reviewed and support House member Terri Collins’ legislation regarding Alabama Longitundinal Data System (HB 125). This legislation, which has been a success in other states, allows for high schools, career tech programs and contractors to better identify and communicate with individuals interested in particular skills and jobs across the state.

ABC of Alabama is interested in this bill because it will allow contractors to have basic information that allows them to communicate early on with indivdiuals that are definitely interested in careers in construction. Without the passage of this bill, a lot of that data is protected under privacy act measures. The language in this bill and the database that is being supported still protects the student but at least allows basic contact from contractors to future craftspeople.

Also last week, ABC of Alabama met with Dr. Philip Cleveland, deputy superintendent of Alabama Career and Technical Education, to discuss the importance of the bill, and he reiterated the importance of the state having this as an additional recruitment tool. ABC of Alabama encourages anyone coming in contact with their House or Senate members to address the need for the passage of this bill.