Please visit our one-stop website for resources related to career and technical education: the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network.
June 4, 2014
A Dear Colleague Letter on Career Counseling [PDF, 361KB] was jointly released by the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor and Health and Human Services to provide education, workforce development, social services, and private-sector leaders with information about ways that high schools and human services agencies can work with the American Job Center network to ensure that students and their parents have relevant and timely information with which to make informed career decisions. In support of the Administration's goal of leading the world in college completion by 2020, the three Departments are committed to giving students information about college and career options, and opportunities that can help them make informed choices for their futures.
April 19, 2012
The Administration's Proposal for Reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act).
- Investing in America's Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education [PDF, 846KB]: includes key changes from the current Perkins Act and highlights the administration's proposal for reauthorization that will usher in a new era of rigorous, relevant and results-driven CTE shaped by four core principlesAlignment, Collaboration, Accountability and Innovation.
- A two-page overview [PDF, 160KB] of the Blueprint
- Expanding Successful Career and Technical Education through Career Academies [PDF, 296KB]: an overview of a proposed program that would expose students to rigorous college preparatory and work-based career and technical curricula.
March 23, 2012
- Announcement of Federal Register Notices of Final Waivers and Extension of Project Period for Career and Technical Education Discretionary Grant Programs [MS Word, 26KB]
February 16, 2012