Legislation and Policy Guidance
Perkins IV is the principal source of Federal funding for the improvement of secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs across the nation.
In this section:
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 creates a blueprint for job growth and makes key improvements to the nation’s workforce development system. For the unemployed, the new law offers hope; for the young, it offers encouragement; and for people with disabilities, it brings opportunity. This law helps workers attain the foundation skills necessary for 21st century jobs and fosters a modern workforce that can compete in a global economy. It emphasizes the creation of career pathway programs, improved training, and streamlined service delivery to individuals - especially for underserved youth and adults.