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About Legislation

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act which
amended the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (Perkins IV) Act of 2006
was signed into law on July 31, 2018. The amended Act, now Perkins V, brings changes to the
$1.2 billion annual federal investment in career and technical education (CTE). The new legislation will go into effect July 1, 2019.

At the same time, there are several other pieces of legislation that have important
intersections and opportunities for career and technical education programs and students.


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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.