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Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

Updated November 2018

Develops the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students in career and technical education programs and programs of study.  Perkins V is a reauthorization of the existing Perkins IV legislation.  It includes alignment of definitions, populations, and strategies with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA).

Perkins V will take effect on July 1, 2019.  States can opt for a year of planning and submit a full Perkins V plan in 2020.

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Perkins V has a strong call for equity in these federal funds focused on high quality services for special populations.  States may submit Perkins V - WIOA Combined Plans that demonstrate the aligned strategic planning and investment in industry sector partnerships and career pathways.

Strong Workforce and Strong Workforce K12 are state investments that correspond to the federal Perkins funds.  The Strong Workforce infrastructure of Doing What Matters Regional and Sector Navigators, the Launchboard data visualization tools, and shared planning tables are all important to leverage in Perkins V planning and implementation.

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