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Information Available for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century Act

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

There is new and important information available on the DPI Perkins V web page to support those working toward the transition under the new law called The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21stCentury Act (Perkins V). The web page provides information about the Wisconsin timeline, the comprehensive needs assessment, and new webcasts with technical assistance on topics related to developing the application and meeting the requirements.

In Wisconsin, Perkins V is all about engaging a larger stakeholder audience while focusing on high-quality CTE curriculum and programming, including coursework, work-based learning opportunities, industry-recognized credentials, and dual enrollment.

The comprehensive local needs assessment, a new requirement of the grant application process, is highlighted in the first recorded webcasts. They provide detailed support about how to navigate the process by breaking down information from the Wisconsin Guide for Conducting the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment. Completing the needs assessment broadens opportunities for community members, parents, or representatives from organizations to participate as stakeholders.

For education agencies interested in applying, the following criteria must be met:

  • Be a local education agency (including a public charter school that operates as a local educational agency) or a consortium.
  • Have a formula allocation of not less than $15,001 or apply as part of a consortium.
  • Have a certified local vocational education coordinator or licensed CTE coordinator who provides leadership and oversight in the planning and implementation of the program as well as annual data collection and reporting to DPI.
  • Complete all sections of the application.

Webcasts are scheduled from 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., August 21, September 4, and September 25, 2019. More may be scheduled as the need arises. Register for the webcasts through the Strengthening CTE webcast registration form.

Completed applications are due April 30, 2020.