The federal reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act named Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act also known as Perkins V was signed into law by the President on July 31, 2018. 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. Perkins V requires secondary, postsecondary and business/industry to work together to strengthen career and technical education for students.
Perkins V requires Illinois to submit a transition plan in April 2019 and a 4 year state plan in April 2020. The development of the plan aligns with other statewide efforts, including
Postsecondary Workforce Readiness Act (PWR) Illinois’
competency-based learning pilot,
Postsecondary and Career Expectations framework (PACE),
college and career pathway endorsements and
Transitional Math, Illinois' 60 x 2025, Career Pathways Dictionary and
ISBE College and Career Readiness Indicators for accountability under ESSA,
Dual Credit Quality Act and the
Expanding Career Pathway Opportunities in Adult Education.
Please view the recorded Continuous Improvement in CTE Programs of Study webinar to learn about efforts of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Community College Board to provide secondary and postsecondary education entities the necessary tools and resources to drive continuous improvement in CTE programs. ISBE welcomes your feedback on the following draft Program of Study tools and resources by filling out the
Program of Study Survey no later than Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
March 18, 2020 - Continuous Improvement in CTE Programs of Study
ISBE also welcomes feedback on the
School Year 2021 Proposed CTE Program Matrices Survey no later than Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) want to thank you for your feedback on Illinois’ Perkins Draft State Plan for Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Draft 3 was presented to ISBE’s Board on February 18, 2020 and on March 18 for final approval. The final state plan will be submitted on April 15, 2020.
Perkins V Planning Resources
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