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Perkins V

On July 31, 2018, the 2006 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was reauthorized as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, know in the field as Perkins V.  The purpose of this Act is to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in CTE programs and programs of study. The Act also emphasizes alignment between the education and workforce systems, strengthening connections between secondary and postsecondary CTE programs, and engagement with stakeholders at a state and local level.  Perkins V also reaffirms and renews federal commitment to serving groups who have traditionally been underrepresented in CTE programs, known in the Act as Special Populations. 

ICSPS, on behalf of the Illinois Community College Board, will support planning and provide technical assistance and professional development for Perkins V.  This page provides easy access to resources related to Perkins V and highlights upcoming planning, implementation, and professional development events. 

The Perkins V State Plan draft is available for comment through November 7, 2019 and can be accessed through the following link:

Perkins V State Plan Draft

Perkins V Stakeholder Engagement Meeting – Feb. 21, 2019

For information and documents provided to participants please visit the following page:
Perkins V Stakeholder Engagement Page

National Resources:

Advance CTE: Guide for Coordinating Perkins V and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Advance CTE: Perkins V Side-By-Side Comparison with Perkins IV
Advance CTE: State Plan Development Process Infographic
Association for Career and Technical Education: One Page Summary of Perkins V
Association for Career and Technical Education: Perkins V Implementation FAQ
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity: Perkins V Equity Provisions Summary
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity: Special Populations At-A-Glance

Past Events:

Leading for Equity in Illinois’ Perkins V Planning and Implementation