Carl D. Perkins Act – Career and Technical Education Funding

Purpose


 

The main purpose of Carl D. Perkins funding is for program improvement and to improve a program’s effectiveness. Districts receive Perkins Title IC funding via an allocation formula based on the number of economically disadvantaged Career Technical Education (CTE) student counts. Perkins funding is provided through a Federal act established to improve career-technical education programs, integrate academic and career-technical instruction, serve special populations, and meet gender equity needs. These allocations are a part of the state’s Vocational Education Basic Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Education under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006.


 

Perkins Resources

Association for Career and Technical Education
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is a national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.

California Career Resource Network
The California Career Resource Network distributes career information, resources, and training materials to middle school and high school counselors, educators, and administrators, in order to ensure that middle schools and high schools have the necessary information available to provide a pupil with guidance and instruction on education and job requirements necessary for career development.

California CareerZone
California CareerZone is a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors can also benefit from the wealth of information on this website.

CareerOneStop
CareerOneStop is designed to provide information on in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.

Career Pathways Project
The project includes a database of articulation agreements and provides opportunities for faculty at schools and colleges to meet and develop agreements.

CTEOnline
The California Career and Technical Education (CTE) Online website is where CTE professionals come to provide support for both the current academic success and the future career opportunities for California students.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education
U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education website.

Road Trip Nation
Road Trip Nation is a an integrated, statewide marketing campaign encouraging secondary students to plan for their future careers and consider the many opportunities available to them in the CTE programs in our state’s high schools, ROCPs and community colleges.

STEM Equity Pipeline
The STEM Equity Pipeline Project is a collaborative effort to increase the participation of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career and technical education programs.

The Careers Project
The Careers Project is a study of the preparation that students in public middle and high schools receive to explore career options and the relationship between that preparation and California’s state and regional economies.

The Real Game California
The Real Game California is an educational curriculum designed to introduce participants to the future they face in California’s rapidly changing work environment.

WhoDoUWant2B?
“WhoDoUWant2B?” is an integrated, statewide marketing campaign encouraging secondary students to plan for their future careers and consider the many opportunities available to them in the CTE programs in our state’s high schools, ROCPs and community colleges.