Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is now in effect!
TWEET OF THE WEEK
It’s official! As of July 1, the Strengthening #CTE for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is in effect. @CTEWorks has resources available to help guide you through understanding and planning for Perkins V https://t.co/6qvr7g05iE. #PerkinsV #LearningThatWorks
— Utah CTE (@UtahCTE) July 2, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK
Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is in effect
On July 1, Perkins V officially went into effect and states will begin implementation. The U.S. Department of Education announced that they have approved every state’s Perkins V one-year transition plan. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos encouraged states to act boldly in their strategies, by removing silos between education and industry to ensure learners are prepared for high-wage, high-skill employment opportunities.
Read the press release to learn more.
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Scholarship Opportunity for CTE High School Graduates
The Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program provides up to $2,500 for students to pursue CTE in two-year or less degree/credential programs. The deadline to apply is June 15. The association will award more than 1,000 new CTE learners! Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.
Learn more here. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Connect Learners to High-wage, High-skill and High-demand Occupations
Watch learners and staff at Essex North Shore high school in Hathonre, Massachusetts share why CTE is important and how it’s providing opportunities to gain real-world skills while in high school.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
With the implementation of Perkins V underway here is a list of resources to help states through the process. It includes new resources to help states develop a meaningful Perkins V Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment.
Access the resources here.