Perkins

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 was designed to improve and expand services for students enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) programs. Courses in these programs are intended to prepare students for further education and careers in current or emerging employment sectors of high-skill, high-wage or high-demand occupations. The courses include competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills of students.

History of the Act

The Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 was the first authorization for the Federal funding of vocational education. Subsequent legislation for vocational education (now termed career and technical education) included the Vocational Act or 1973 and the Carl D. Perkins Act of 1984 (Perkins). Perkins was reauthorized as the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act (Perkins II) in 1990, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 1998 (Perkins III), and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV).

PERKINS FAST FACTS

  • Funder: Federal grant passed through the State
  • Award Amount: $165,764 Time Period: 1 year
  • Number of Students Served:
  • Schools Served: TCALC, Highland Park High, Topeka High, Topeka West, Hope Street Academy, Capital City High
  • Program Manager: Dr. Tim Murrell, tmurrell@tps501.og
  • TCALC Website
  • KSDE Perkins Resources
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