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The Governor’s Office, Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), Alabama Community College System (ACCS), and the state Regional Workforce Councils (RWC) are partnering to create a combined Perkins V/WIOA Plan.

Alabama receives Perkins V/WIOA Plan funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE), and we want to collaborate with you to develop and to implement high-quality CTE programs and programs of study.

This meeting will be held in Browder Hall on the Gadsden Campus of Gadsden State Community College.


On July 31, 2018, the President signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into lawThis bill reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins) and will be referred to as Perkins V.

Purpose: Perkins is dedicated to increasing learner access to high-quality Career 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 for 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. Perkins affords states and local communities the opportunity to implement a vision for CTE that uniquely supports the range of educational needs of students — exploration through career preparation — and balances those student needs with the current and emerging needs of the economy.