News and Announcements

Below are links to recent news related to career and technical education.

March 11, 2020
Estimated Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 State Allocations under 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) (PDF, 559 KB)

February 21, 2020
OCTAE Connection Flash Edition: Register Now: Rural Community Colleges Grants Convening; Apply Now: Pathways to Credentials Technical Assistance Opportunity

February 6, 2020
Updated Procedures for Preparing the Methods of Administration (MOA) Described in the Vocational/Career and Technical Education Guidelines (PDF, 411 KB)

January 28, 2020
OCTAE Connection Flash Edition: Rural Community College Grants Convening; Webinar on Ability to Benefit via an Approved State Process

January 3, 2020
Notification Letter Regarding Department Rescinding of Perkins IV Student Definitions and Measurement Approaches for the Core Indicators

October 15, 2019
OCTAE Connection Flash Edition: Ability to Benefit: Improving Access to Career Pathways Programs for Adult Students

October 11, 2019
Department of Education Awards Grants to Modernize Workforce Training

September 23, 2019
OCTAE Connection Flash Edition: The National Study of the Implementation of Adult Education – Provider Survey Fall 2019

September 12, 2019
1830-0029 Perkins V State Plan Guide (Revised 9/12/2019) - Expires 4/30/2022 (PDF, 515 KB)

September 6, 2019
Prior Approval Authority Regarding Program Income for Perkins V Eligible Recipients and Subrecipients, issued September 6, 2019 (PDF, 131 KB)

December 9, 2015
OCTAE Connection Flash Edition: Grants to Minority-Serving Institutions Made Easier and Changes to the Process for Determining Eligibility

December 3, 2015
OCTAE Connection - Issue 243 - December 3, 2015

November 30, 2015
OCTAE Connection Flash Edition: $100 Million Announced for TechHire Partnership Grants

November 13, 2015
OCTAE Connection - Issue 242 - November 13, 2015

October 23, 2015
OCTAE Connection - Issue 240: Ability to Benefit (ATB); Career Pathways Exchange Anniversary; National Youth Justice Awareness Month; Undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Youth Guidance Package; and National Apprenticeship Week

October 9, 2015
OCTAE Connection - Issue 239: Condolences to Umpqua Community College and North Seattle College; First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Howard Community College; and Department of Labor Announces New Job Corps Request for Proposal

October 9, 2015
Revised Estimated Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 State Allocations under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (PDF, 1.25 MB)

September 25, 2015
OCTAE Connection Issue 238: Earlier FAFSA, Easier Process and Jobs for the Future Releases Report on Education and Employment Strategies for People Transitioning From Correctional Facilities

September 22, 2015
OCTAE Connection Flash Edition: OCTAE Launches LINCS Learner Center for Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

September 17, 2015
New Round of Customized Technical Assistance Available to States and Discretionary Grantees (PDF, 430 KB)

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