Caleb Perriton

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Caleb Perriton

Program Director, Trades and Technical Studies

Cohort 2

Caleb Perriton was selected for the second, 15-member cohort of the Postsecondary State Career Technical Education Leaders Fellowship at Advance CTE— Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. This 15-month national Fellowship strives to advance diverse state postsecondary Career Technical Education (CTE) leadership through an intensive experience of workshops, coaching, and a real-world project dedicated to building the knowledge and social capital to be a skilled, equity-minded state leader. Perriton’s career began in the automotive industry as an international trainer prior to entering the world of postsecondary CTE. Currently, he serves as Program Director of the Trades & Technical Studies Pathway at Laramie County Community College. He is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician and earned a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology from Weber State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming.

Real-World Project

This project is aimed at increasing the number of first-generation trade students enrolled in degree programs at Laramie County Community College. To achieve this, a policy modification is recommended to offer a modified version of the Strategies for Success course to high school seniors at South and Triumph high schools. Offering this course will allow learners to explore trade courses prior to graduation and increase awareness of LCCC’s CTE programs. Increased touch points with career advisors and program administrators will support first generation students in identifying and completing their chosen program of study.

Advance CTE Fellows are gaining the skills and connections to pursue state leadership positions and advance high-quality, equitable state postsecondary CTE systems.