Perkins V: Today's Skills, Tomorrow's Careers


Today's Skills, Tomorrow's Careers

Regional Education Service Centers and Workforce Development BoardsOn July 31, 2018, President Trump signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into lawThis 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

Connecticut’s Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) State Plan (CTE State Plan)


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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Personal Finance Resources

Advance CTE

Career and Technical Education

Please visit Advance CTE for high-quality resources on CTE implantation, research, professional development, case making and advocacy.

Career and Work-Based Learning 

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Department of Labor

Connecticut 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.

United States Department of Education

Connecticut State Department of Education