National Initiatives
Initiatives and Activities

Perkins IV authorizes the Department of Education to implement national activities to help states develop and implement effective career and technical education programs and accountability system. For the past several years, Congress has appropriated roughly $7.6 million dollars for such initiatives

Spotlight: Making Skills Everyone's Business

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) has released Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States, a new report that offers strategies for improving the conditions that create and perpetuate poor literacy, numeracy, and problem solving.

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Recent News

Released by the Department of Labor, The Federal Resources Playbook for Registered Apprenticeship provides information on using federal funds to support registered apprenticeship.
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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.

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