The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) provides state leaders with an opportunity to transform and improve their Career Technical Education (CTE) systems. Similar to Perkins IV, Perkins V maintains the requirement that the state plan be developed in consultation with a number of entities and in some cases, identifies when this consultation must occur and for what purpose. In addition, Perkins V introduces some new stakeholder engagement and public comment requirements. This guide from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) contains specific strategies on how best to connect with, speak to and learn from stakeholders with a unique perspective. This tool provides detailed guidance on stakeholder engagement strategies; state examples of potential strategies; stakeholder-specific tactics; planning templates and tools; a breakdown of stakeholders with whom states are required to engage under different provisions of Perkins V; and lists of additional stakeholder engagement resources.
Stakeholders and Perkins V: Meaningful Engagement for Student Success