On July 31, 2018, President Trump signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into law. This bill amends the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) and this amended act is now referred to as Perkins V.
The passage of Perkins V provides new opportunities to improve Career and Technical Education (CTE) and enables more flexibility for Connecticut to meet the unique needs of our learners, educators and employers.
The 2019-20 school year will be a transition period, with full implementation of Connecticut’s state plan under Perkins V in the 2020-21 school year.
Resources on Perkins V
- Policies and Procedures
- Connecticut College Career Pathways Guidelines
- Secondary Size, Scope, and Quality
- Postsecondary Size, Scope, and Quality
- Career Clusters, Career Pathways, Sample Occupations, and Programs of Study Book
- Connecticut Career and Technical Education Transition Year State Plan
- What does Perkins V’s new Local Comprehensive Needs Assessment requirement mean for states?
- Carl D. Perkins Compliance Review Process Materials for Secondary Schools 2019-20
- Carl D. Perkins Compliance Review Process Materials for Postsecondary Schools 2019-20
- Putting Labor Market Information in the Right Hands: A Guide This guide is designed to help states think through the process of disseminating LMI more strategically. The guide highlights different states approached and their dissemination of LMI to employers, districts and learners, and poses guiding questions for states to consider for each of those audiences.
- Perkins V: An Introduction
This recorded webinar provides secondary schools and postsecondary institutions important information pertaining to the new Perkins V legislative requirements. Download the presentation.
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- Perkins IV and Perkins V Side-by-Side Analysis
- Perkins V Timeline
- Perkins Accountability Comparison
- Understanding the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
Career and Work-Based Learning
- A Guide to Cool Stuff Made in Connecticut
- Working papers manual
- Young worker safety information
- Youth at Work, Talking Safety - A Safety & Health Curriculum, Connecticut Edition
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
- CCSSO Priorities for a Reauthorized Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
- Statement on Passage of the Perkins Act
Department of Labor
Please visit the Connecticut Department of Labor to access their guide to career decision-making and other valuable resources. The Connecticut Career Paths publication is created to provide you the information about the skills and training to prepare yourself for a successful career in one of over 340 occupations in the state.
- The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Training created a map to assist students in navigating multiple, flexible pathways leading to the obtainment of industry-recognized credentials, pre-apprenticeships/apprenticeships, and postsecondary credits.
- Labor Market Information
- The Connecticut Economic Digest is published monthly by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Office of Research, and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. Its purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.