State Profiles

New data are available! Visit the State Profiles to find 2019-20 CTE student enrollment results, funding distributions, and State determined performance levels for core indicators.

Visit the State Profiles to learn more.

CAR Portal Now Open

The Perkins V Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) portal is now open for submission for program year 2020-2021. Registered users may access it through the Perkins Web Portal. Please note that the submission due date is Monday, January 31, 2022.

Associated resources may be found on the CAR page of the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN). These include the 2021 CAR User Guide, OMB-approved Perkins V CAR Guide, and training webinars.

Perkins State Plans
and Data Explorer

Conduct customized searches of States’ Perkins V State plans, covering FY 2020-23, and annual enrollment and performance data under Perkins V and its predecessor Perkins IV.

Visit the Perkins State Plans and Data Explorer to learn more.

Entrepreneurship Education Resources

Interest in entrepreneurship, or starting one's own business, is on the rise in the United States. This overview of resources on entrepreneurship education includes information on state leadership to advance entrepreneurship education, federal government resources related to entrepreneurship education, and non-profit organizations that support entrepreneurship education.

Entrepreneurship Education for PCRN final.pdf.

Notes from the Division

December 1, 2021Dear Colleagues –

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) introduced new accountability requirements relating to program quality at the secondary level. These include the expectation that States report on the number of CTE concentrators graduating from high school having: (1) attained a recognized postsecondary credential, (2) attained postsecondary credits, or (3) participated in work-based learning. Outcome data produced from these indicators will help to document the benefits that career and technical education (CTE) offers students and inform State and local grantee program improvement efforts.

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) is pleased to announce a customized technical assistance (TA) initiative to support States in strengthening reporting on these new Perkins V indicators. Continue reading

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