Perkins is dedicated to increasing learner access to high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study. With a focus on systems alignment and program improvement, Perkins is critical to ensuring that programs are prepared to meet the ever-changing needs of learners and employers.
Perkins reflects the 100-year federal commitment to CTE by providing federal support to CTE programs and focuses on improving the academic and technical achievement of CTE students, strengthening the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improving accountability.
Career and Technical Education, Secondary
CTE provides courses and Pathways consistent with industry standards. Exploratory courses begin in the seventh grade, and subsequent courses teach students specific job readiness and job skills, which can lead to employment and postsecondary education.
Utah Career Pathways align with and are categorized by the National Career Clusters®. Each Career Pathway culminates in an industry-recognized credential of value.
Career and Technical Education, Postsecondary
Eligible recipients must submit a Local Application and Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment for Fiscal Year 2021.