Title IV: Carl D. Perkins Act – Career and Technical Education (CTE)
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins) provides federal support for CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs in order to enhance the academic, career and technical skills of secondary education students and post secondary education students who choose to enroll in career and technical education programs.
CTE (Career Technical Education) is learning that works for Oregon. CTE is helping our nation meet the very real and immediate challenges of economic development, student achievement, and global competitiveness. CTE is developing our most valuable resource - our people; helping them gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation, and real-world experience, they need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers- and keep America working - in every sense of the word. CTE is organized by a national framework called Career Clusters ™, which presents a complete range of related career options to students of all ages, helps them discover their interests and passions, and empowers them to choose the education pathway that can lead to success in high school, college, and their chosen career. CTE is leading change, transforming expectations and making the difference for students, for high schools and colleges, for business and industry, for Oregon and for America. Learn more about the national CTE initiative at www.careertech.org.
For additional information please contact the Director of Federal Programs or visit the Oregon Department of Education’s site.