DeVos Secretary approves the final wave of State, Territory and Career Planning Technical Education July 1, 2020 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov
  • WASHINGTON - secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved the latest wave of career and technical education (CTE) plans to strengthen bipartisan career and technical education Act century (Perkins V) 21, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump, 31 July 2018. Alaska , Connecticut, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina and West Virginia's are the last states, along with Puerto Rico, to plans approved CTE. Nine additional states combined their plans CTE with Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plans have also been approved Workforce: Alabama, Delaware, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington.

    "Thanks to the leadership of the president, the new law on technical and vocational education and giving local leaders flexibility to make investments in the areas of greatest impact of local needs," said Secretary Of you. "We know that many high-paying jobs in demand require CTE training, but not necessarily a college degree and the associated debt. Pandemic coronavirus has certainly highlighted the need for all education can be tailored to meet more agile and relevant to the realities of the 21st century unique needs of each student's high quality programs CTE are critically students help all ages and get back economy up and running at full speed. "

    Perkins V urges States and territories to expand opportunities for all students access to education opportunities that put them on the path to success. Each state and territory developed a plan to keep its promise to offer a choice of CTE robust for students after consultation with its key constituents representing education and labor, business and industry, and parents and partners of the community.

    To date, the Department has approved 42 plans Perkins nine state plans combined WIOA including technical and vocational education. California and Palau have been granted an extension to submit their plans due to COVID-19 interruptions.

    The details of each plan approved can be found on the website of the Department.

    Alaska

  • Provides incentive grants to school districts secondary level for pioneering strategies to increase access CTE.
  • Aligns statewide CTE programs to economic priorities so that students can transition into the workforce perfectly.
  • Promotes expectation that CTE students obtain credentials and / or certificates of higher education offering "multiple exit points" and the value in the labor market.

    Connecticut

  • encourages school districts to provide opportunities for students to participate in work-based learning and earn credentials recognized-Industry.
  • Increase the number of school students that successfully complete CTE courses that count for college credit or lead to a certificate or credential recognized in the industry.
  • Identify the industry recognized credentials aligned to the needs of the state / regional staff that carry the highest value among employers.

    New Jersey

  • counselors Secures school are prepared to support students through career counseling and continuous development through collaboration with One-Stop Career Centers, local boards of development labor, and other local businesses and industry partners.
  • prioritizes the development of early college programs to increase equity of opportunity and access to CTE statewide through its competitive grants.
  • Increase the number of students from high school (at least 16 years old) participating in and completing the pre-learning programs, and expand their efforts driven by community colleges care needs health status and advanced manufacturing industries.

    New Mexico

  • Ensure access to CTE in rural areas by promoting partnerships at regional level between secondary and postsecondary educators and business employers.
  • Ensures programmatic alignment between secondary and postsecondary education by promoting shared goals and resources, including professional development among educators CTE.
  • Increases clarity in collecting state data for students, providing consistent definitions of CTE students high school learning experiences full credit dual postsecondary level courses and / or work-based .

    Carolina of the North

  • Places of high schools on college campuses and community college for students to complete a simultaneous high school diploma and an associate degree, the transferable credit or certificate.
  • Create education programs CTE and local and regional development work that the preparation of aligning worker to the needs of employers in high demand occupations.
  • Adopt a target level of education shared between the public and private sectors so that by 2030, 2 million of North Carolina (ages 25-44) will hold a higher education degree or high quality.

    Puerto Rico

  • launches recruitment efforts credentials to promote awareness of the CTE program under-represented populations.
  • CTE expands programs that are aligned with their high skills, high wage occupations in high demand industries by leveraging existing reserve funds Perkins.
  • Promotes employment and training opportunities for labor among the various sectors of the industry through CTE programs.

    West Virginia

  • Embeds employment skills in all programs CTE secondary through its simulated workplace Initiative, one of the new collaborations between their high schools and employers to assist schools in implementing protocols.
  • launched a statewide initiative to increase the number of residents of West Virginia with certificates and / or degrees earned value industry.
  • Improve the results of its "Win A first graduate program" that prepares high school students for success in the workplace or higher education.

    For more details about the combined state plans Perkins / WIOA, click here.

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