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SB 619 would also direct the State Board of Education to review apprenticeships and internships to determine if they are eligible for academic credit toward meeting graduation requirements. “The main goal with this bill is to help students be career ready after graduation

Sen. David Bullard authored Senate Bill 619 to allow sophomores who are 16-years-old or older to participate in the program created under the ‘Apprenticeships, Internships and Mentorships Act of 2016.’

The bill was unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee and then approved by the full Oklahoma Senate.

Now, the measure heads to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

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