Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education
To develop more fully the academic and career technical skills of secondary and post-secondary education students who elect to enroll in CTE programs.
Brings CTE into the 21st century
• Guarantees modern, durable and rigorous CTE programs
• Prepares students for global competition
• Focuses on careers of the future and ongoing changes in current industry sectors
Key Features of Perkins IV
•Aligned with No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
•Expanded to include preparation for careers that require a baccalaureate and possibly a master’s degree
•high quality programs that prepare individuals for high skill, high wage, and high demand careers
•integration of academic and career technical education
•CTE sequences of courses
•on the appropriate use of Perkins IV funds at the state and local levels
•on achieving the state’s agreed-upon performance levels in all core indicators
California’s Priorities for CTE
•CTE is woven into the fabric of education, NOT a separate system of education.
•Programs respond to real workforce needs, and state, regional, or local labor market realities.
•All students have access to CTE courses, pathways, and programs of interest