In the summer of 2018, The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was reauthorized, continuing the investment in secondary and postsecondary Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the nation. In fall 2020, Advance CTE published an analysis of all 50 states and Washington D.C.'s Perkins V plans, identifying common aspects that are indicative of a comprehensive and cohesive state plan, a number of which go beyond the law’s requirements and expectations to achieve a CTE without limits. This series builds on the knowledge from Advance CTE's review of state Perkins V plans to share promising practices and strategies for state CTE leaders to leverage when implementing their state plans.
This resource discusses the mechanisms in Perkins V dedicated to closing equity gaps and addressing the individualized needs of each learner under Perkins V, as well as examples of how states are successfully approaching this work.
This resource discusses the mechanisms in Perkins V for cross-system collaboration, an overview of how this appears in Perkins V state plans and an example of how a state is ensuring that engagement is ongoing and will successfully achieve a shared vision for education and workforce.
This resource discusses the mechanisms in Perkins V that support teacher recruitment and retention, an overview of how this appears in Perkins V state plans and examples of how states are tackling the challenge of recruiting and retaining qualified and diverse CTE instructors.
This resource discusses the new mechanisms in Perkins V to broaden and diversify the pipeline of prospective learners that enter secondary CTE programs by expanding CTE in the middle grades.
This resource is designed to help states establish processes and routines for systematically engaging representatives of learners with special population status at the state level.
This report explores state strategies to systematically engage business and industry leaders in support of CTE through Perkins V.