September NSWG Call

Call Information

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Dial-in information to be sent to participants.

Application Timeline Extended for Participation for CTE Leaders Academy

The Academy application seeks to identify interested and committed state teams of CTE leaders who can dedicate time and resources to the process and are willing to make the necessary strides in their states to advance career pathways. Application Forms must be submitted by 3:00 P.M. EST on June 10, 2016

Application Timeline Extended for Participation for Intensive Technical Assistance

OCTAE is offering states a year-long opportunity to receive in-depth and customized technical assistance (TA) in career pathways system development. We are seeking states willing to engage in intensive state-level TA and committed to meaningful career pathways system development. Selected states will work with a dedicated coach and engage in a readiness assessment, regular coaching sessions, topical webinars, and peer mentoring. Application Forms must be submitted by 3:00 P.M. EST on June 10, 2016.

P3 Grant - Bidder’s Conference

The Department of Education announced the availability of just over $3 million in funding for round two of the Performance Pilot Partnership (P3) program. A collaboration among seven Federal agencies, the P3 program enables pilot sites to test innovative, outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements in educational, employment, and other key outcomes for disconnected youth using new flexibility to blend existing Federal funds and to seek waivers of associated program requirements.

Please note that Federal agency representatives will host a Bidder’s Conference for round two P3 grants during this session.

Additional Information

The Department expects to award approximately 10 new awards for up to a 3 year period. Interested applicants are asked, but not required, to submit a notice of intent to apply by May 26, 2016. Applications are due on June 27, 2016. The full notice inviting applications is available at: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/04/26/2016-09748/applications-for-new-awards-performance-partnership-pilots

Mapping Upward – Stackable Credentials that Lead to Careers Webinar: Technical Assistance Application Process

The project team, led by the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) and its partners, Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) and ABT Associates, will host this informational webinar.

2016 Office Hours

The Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) welcomes state directors and their teams to meet with U.S. Department of Education staff members for guidance and assistance with career and technical education (CTE) and Perkins issues. Meetings will be held May 23-25 in the Taylor Room of the Marriott Wardman Park hotel (2660 Woodley Road, Washington, DC 20008).

Registration is first come, first scheduled. Please register by May 13.
Register for Office Hours »

New State CTE Director's Orientation Session

The Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) is hosting the New State CTE Director's Orientation Session on Sunday, May 22, 2016, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET. The session will be held in the same location as the Advance CTE's Spring Leadership Meeting beginning the following day (Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC).

Attendees of the New State CTE Director's Orientation will learn more about DATE's annual activities and requirements, including the Perkins grant award cycle, State plan submission process, and Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) process. The session will also address Perkins IV non-regulatory guidance, the new Uniform Guidance, monitoring, and the impact of single audits.

Please note that while this session will be geared primarily towards new State CTE Directors, it is open to seasoned State Directors and /or new State CTE staff.

Register for the New State CTE Director's Orientation »

May NSWG Call

Call Information

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

The call topics included:

  • Creating a Risk-based Assessment for Perkins Monitoring in Iowa
  • Telling the Story: Strategies for Using State CTE Data to Communicate with Policymakers, Educators, and Students

Effective administration of CTE program is critical to ensuring quality improvement and compliance with state and federal career and technical education legislative requirements. The messaging of educational performance also is taking on increasing importance in our digital age. The NSWG call will address state-developed strategies for monitoring Perkins programming within secondary and postsecondary providers and share innovative strategies for disseminating state and local performance accountability data.

Intersection Between Perkins and ESSA

Date

March 22, 2016

Time

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET

View Webinar Presentation

Perkins IV and the Every Student Succeeds Act: Intersections and Opportunities (PowerPoint, 392 KB)

2016 Data Quality Institute

Using Data to Assess CTE Student Outcomes

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) invites state secondary and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) agency staff to attend the 2016 Data Quality Institute (DQI). The event will be held October 27–28 at the Maritime Institute, located just outside Baltimore, Maryland.

The reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) is anticipated to reinforce and extend federal expectations for state reporting on CTE student and program performance. Accordingly, the focus of the 2016 DQI—Using Data to Assess CTE Student Outcomes—is intended to support states in refining their CTE data systems to address federal and state reporting needs.

DQI sessions this year will be organized around three strands relating to data access, analytics, and communication—all of which are expected to play a critical role in assessing CTE student outcomes.

View session materials for the 2016 DQI »

If you have a specific topic that you would like to see covered at this year's event, please e-mail Olivia Rice at onix@rti.org.

More information about the event can be found below. For questions, please contact Jay Savage at Jay.Savage@ed.gov or 202-245-6612.

Notes:

  • Participants will need to use their federal Perkins or state funds to attend.
  • There is no registration cost associated with the meeting. However, all individuals attending will need to compensate RTI for lunch and snacks ($15 per day).
  • Currently, states may register up to two individuals to attend. After September 1st, states may register additional individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis until the event attendance cap is reached. Hotel rooms subject to availability.
  • RTI secured a room block at the Maritime Institute for attendees for a rate of $139/night, which includes breakfast and dinner meal charges. Make your reservations early – this rate is only guaranteed through September 25th. See additional travel information below.

To book your room online, please click here. You can also call 410-859-5700 and ask for the reservation department. Let the agent know that you are with the DQI group to get the special rate of $139.00* per night, which includes breakfast and dinner meal charges (Breakdown: $114 for room, $10 for breakfast, and $15 for dinner). All participants must call by September 25, 2016 to get the group rate.

Check-In time is after 3:00pm on arrival day. Check-Out by 11:00 am on day of departure.

*Rates are per room, per night, plus 6% MD State Sales Tax and 7% County Tax (13% Total)

State Plan Reporting Ends for States Submitting WIOA Combined Plan

Each eligible agency that wishes to extend its Perkins IV Five-Year State Plan must submit annually a request to extend its State Plan, State Plan revisions, budgets, and proposed performance levels of each of the core indicators of performance.

Reporting Period: March 1, 2016 - April 18, 2016
Reporting Period for States Submitting WIOA Combined Plan: March 1, 2016 - April 1, 2016

Access the Perkins Web Portal: https://perkins.ed.gov

View State Plan User Guide (PDF, 2.6 MB)

State Plan Reporting Ends

Each eligible agency that wishes to extend its Perkins IV Five-Year State Plan must submit annually a request to extend its State Plan, State Plan revisions, budgets, and proposed performance levels of each of the core indicators of performance.

Reporting Period: March 1, 2016 - April 18, 2016
Reporting Period for States Submitting WIOA Combined Plan: March 1, 2016 - April 1, 2016

Access the Perkins Web Portal: https://perkins.ed.gov

View State Plan User Guide (PDF, 2.6 MB)

State Plan Reporting Begins

Each eligible agency that wishes to extend its Perkins IV Five-Year State Plan must submit annually a request to extend its State Plan, State Plan revisions, budgets, and proposed performance levels of each of the core indicators of performance.

Reporting Period: March 1, 2016 - April 18, 2016
Reporting Period for States Submitting WIOA Combined Plan: March 1, 2016 - April 1, 2016

Access the Perkins Web Portal: https://perkins.ed.gov

View State Plan User Guide (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Getting Help: For general assistance, contact Denise Garland at Denise.Garland@ed.gov. For technical assistance, contact perkins-help@rti.org.

Virtual Financial and Management Institute

We are looking forward to the Virtual Financial and Management Institute (VFMI) on June 3, 2016. This VFMI is hosted by the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE), and is designed for state staff responsible for the financial mamagement of secondary and postsecondary grants under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). It will focus on statutory and regulatory requirements and OCTAE processes pertaining to financial management. The VFMI will follow similar format to the Virtual Data Quality Institutes that DATE has conducted in recent years. View Fact Sheet (Word, 20 KB)

The sessions on Friday, June 3, 2016 will be held via webcast from1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. Please register to attend »

In preparation for the institute, we hope you will view the five pre-event modules available at: http://cte.ed.gov/resources/financial-and-management-institute.

State Plan Training Session #2

The Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) will be hosting two training sessions that will provide an overview of the Perkins Web Portal and a demonstration of the State Plan online submission. These training sessions are designed to support you and your team in the submission of State Plan revisions, budgets and performance levels for Program nine FY 2016-17 Perkins IV grant awards electronically through the Perkins IV State Plan Submission Web site. The training sessions will provide the same content and will have the same format.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM ET

Webinar Connection Information

Audio
Phone Number: 1-866-740-1260
Participant Access Code: 8494942

Web Presentation
URL: www.readytalk.com
Participant Access Code: 8494942

State Plan Training Session #1

The Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) will be hosting two training sessions that will provide an overview of the Perkins Web Portal and a demonstration of the State Plan online submission. These training sessions are designed to support you and your team in the submission of State Plan revisions, budgets and performance levels for Program nine FY 2016-17 Perkins IV grant awards electronically through the Perkins IV State Plan Submission Web site. The training sessions will provide the same content and will have the same format.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET

Webinar Connection Information

Audio
Phone Number: 1-866-740-1260
Participant Access Code: 8494942

Web Presentation
URL: www.readytalk.com
Participant Access Code: 8494942

CTE State Director’s Webinar

Agenda

  • 2:00     Welcome & Overview of Call

  • 2:05     OCTAE-DATE Updates

  • 2:10     OCTAE Open Invitation Prize Challenges

  • 2:40     Open for Discussion

  • 3:00     Adjourn

Download Agenda (PDF, 64 KB)

 

Connection Information

 

WebEx meeting
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Meeting Number: 741 328 407
Meeting Password: OCTAE

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Dial: 1 (800) 779-9087
Passcode: 22330

Jobs in Transportation: Aligning Skills Training with Job Demand (National Virtual Forum)

The U.S Department of Transportation, the U.S Department of Education, and the U.S Department of Labor invite You to join a national virtual forum on Jobs in Transportation: Aligning Skills Training with Job Demand.

The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Education and Labor invite representatives from the transportation industry, workforce boards and job centers, community colleges, technical education initiatives, apprenticeship programs, and others to join this national forum. During the forum, participants will discuss strategies to align skills training with transportation job demand. Participants will also have the chance to learn about new tools and resources available to help advance transportation career pathways at the state and local levels.

Space is Limited. RSVP as a Guest >>

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Welcome to the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network!

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) has redesigned the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network to enhance its usability for education professionals.

We welcome feedback about this website. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions about how the organization of the information found here can be improved even more, please send an email to perkins-help@rti.org.

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