Career Technical Education
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) was reauthorized by the United States Congress in 2018 and is now named the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Like Perkins IV, Perkins V supports the expansion of Career and Technical Education (CTE). It challenges students with rigorous academic and CTE instruction, a method that prepares students for high-skill, living-wage or in-demand and emerging professions.
Perkins incorporates national research and information to continuously improve CTE programs and activities, while providing services such as professional development for educators at the State and local levels. This full circle framework also advocates for strong partnerships between secondary schools, postsecondary institutions and the local workforce.