On July 31, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (Perkins V) into law (Public Law 115-224). This Act reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) and will go into effect on July 1, 2019. The first year of implementation will be the transition year when eligible agencies will submit a one-year transition plan in May 2019 for the period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. The full four-year plan covering all the requirements of the Act will be submitted in April 2020 for the period of July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2024.

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Program Coordinator for Career Pathways System
Arkansas Department of Career Education
3 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: 501-683-2216
Cell: 501-399-9351

Arkansas Perkins V Stakeholder Survey

We ask you to please participate in this Perkins V survey. Your input is very valuable as we rethink Career and Technical Education (CTE) and what it should look like in Arkansas for the 21st Century and beyond. We hope to be BOLD in supporting innovation, preparing students for future high-wage, high-skill careers, and helping to meet the needs of the State’s workforce. Please click the link below to proceed to the survey and thank you for supporting Arkansas Career and Technical Education!

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