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carl d perkins career and technical education act of 2006

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

“…will allow students … to get a vision of what can be achieved, what they can do in technical education and what they can do in employment opportunities and what a better future they can have. This should be billed as a hope bill, …”

Rep. Ralph Regula

July 27, 2006

carl perkins
Carl Perkins

Don't step on my blue suede shoes


congressman carl d perkins ky
Congressman Carl D. Perkins (KY)

I don’t sing, but I was instrumental in passing the Vocational Education Act of 1963.


history of the legislation
History of the Legislation
  • 1914 – Smith Hughes Act
  • 1963 – The Vocational Education Act of 1963

Amended in 1968 and 1976

  • 1984 – The Carl D. Perkins Vocational Act
  • 1990 – The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act
  • 1998 – The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act
  • 2006 – The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
perkins 2006 appropriation
Perkins 2006 Appropriation


Department of Education


Washington State’s Allocation



Basic Grant Formulas

  • Secondary Local Funding Formula
    • 30 percent based on the total population of 5-17 year olds in the district
    • 70 percent on the population of 5-17-year olds in the district living below the poverty level
  • 44 percent*
    • $15,000 minimum award
    • 10 percent reserve*
basic grant formulas
Basic Grant Formulas
  • Postsecondary Local Funding Formula
    • 90 percent on a Pell+ formula
    • 9 percent on rural location
    • 1 percent on high vocational enrollment data
  • 56 percent*
    • $50,000 minimum award
    • 10 percent reserve*
perkins budget categories
Perkins Budget Categories
  • Basic Grant – 85 percent
  • Leadership – up to 10 percent
  • Administration – 5 percent
state leadership
State Leadership
  • Leadership – up to 10 percent*
  • One percent to serve individuals in state institutions*
  • $60,000-$150,000 for services to prepare individuals for nontraditional employment*
  • Must be matched dollar-for-dollar with non-federal funds.
  • States must adhere to maintenance of effort requirements.
  • 5 Percent

Funds may only be used for:

  • Developing the state plan
  • Reviewing a local plan
  • Monitoring and evaluating program effectiveness
  • Assuring compliance with all applicable federal laws
  • Providing technical assistance
  • Supporting and developing state data systems relevant to the provisions of the 2006 Perkins Act (new)
perkins 2006 highlights
Perkins 2006 Highlights

Increased Accountability

  • New components for Basic Grant and Tech Prep
    • Local performance targets will be negotiated
    • Local programs held responsible to meet targets
    • Improvement plans required for failure to meet targets
    • Programs may be sanctioned for continued failures to meet targets
  • Academic attainment and graduation rates now aligned with state’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
  • Technical assessment aligned with industry-recognized standards, when possible
  • Student placement in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations or professions must be measured
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Perkins 2006 Highlights

Programs of Study

programs of study
Programs of Study
  • Every local recipient must offer at least one CTE Program of Study*
    • Must include secondary and postsecondary alignment
    • Must include coherent and rigorous course content (academic and technical)
    • May include dual enrollment/credit opportunity
    • Must lead to an industry-recognized credential, certificate or postsecondary degree
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Perkins 2006 Highlights
  • Focus on rigorous academic and technical achievements
  • Recruitment and retention of CTE teachers, faculty, and counselors
  • Nontraditional occupation training and employment
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Perkins 2006 Highlights
  • In-depth career exploration
  • Professional development guidelines are both expanded and tightened.
  • Permissive uses – provides flexibility and offers option to focus funds for improved performance*
required activities
Required Activities
  • Assess CTE programs funded with Perkins, with a focus on special populations
  • Develop, improve, or expand the use of technology in CTE
  • Provide professional development programs
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Required Activities
  • Support for CTE education programs
    • emphasizes coherent and relevant content aligned with challenging academic standards
  • Provide preparation for nontraditional fields
  • Support partnerships that enable students to complete career and technical programs of study
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Required Activities
  • Serve individuals in state institutions
  • Support programs for special populations that lead to high-skills, high-wage, or high-demand occupations
  • Provide technical assistance for eligible recipients
permissive activities
Permissive Activities
  • Establish articulation agreements between secondary and postsecondary CTE programs
  • Support of student leadership organizations
  • Support to improve or develop new CTE courses and initiatives, including career clusters, career academies, and distance education
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Permissive Activities
  • CTE programs for adults and school dropouts to complete their secondary school education
  • Assist students with job-placement and continuing education
  • Improve career guidance and academic counseling programs
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Permissive Activities
  • Support initiatives to facilitate the transition of CTE students into baccalaureate degree programs
    • Statewide articulation agreements
    • Dual and concurrent postsecondary enrollment programs
    • Academic and financial aid counseling
    • Other initiatives to overcome barriers to participation in such programs, including geographic barriers affecting rural students and special populations
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Permissive Activities
  • Award incentive grants to local recipients for exemplary performance
  • Support entrepreneurship education and training
  • Development of valid and reliable assessments of technical skills
  • Developing and enhancing data systems to collect and analyze CTE outcomes data
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Permissive Activities
  • Improve recruitment and retention of CTE teachers, faculty, administrators, and career guidance and academic counselors
  • Support for occupational employment information resources
tech prep
Tech Prep
  • States may choose to consolidate funds into the basic grant*
  • 10 additional performance accountability measures – performance level agreements required
  • Link between basic grant activities and Tech Prep strengthened through combined state plan
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Tech Prep
  • Programs of study
    • Non-duplicative, sequential course of study
      • includes at least 2 years secondary and 2 years postsecondary or an apprenticeship program
  • Signed articulation agreements
  • Dual and concurrent enrollment
  • Work-based learning experiences
transition team
Transition Team
  • Workforce Board
  • Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
    • Data and accountability
    • Nontraditional programs
    • CTE administrators
  • State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
    • Data
    • Workforce Training
    • Tech Prep
    • Workforce education directors
  • Employment Security – Offender Employment Services
transition team s work plan
Transition Team’s Work Plan

Work to-date includes:

  • Participation in federal workshops
  • Identification of CTE goals and strategies
  • Strategic alignment with High Skills, High Wages
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Transition Team’s Work Plan
  • Assist with development of Transition Plan
  • Develop local plans
  • Assist with policy development
  • Act as information resource for systems
  • Participate in five-year plan development
  • Assist in required public hearing phase
  • Provide technical assistance to locals