Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant

 The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, Public Law 105-332

What is Vocational-Technical Education?

The Perkins Act defines vocational-technical education as organized educational programs offering sequences of courses directly related to preparing individuals for paid or unpaid employment in current or emerging occupations requiring other than a baccalaureate or advanced degree. Programs include competency-based applied learning which contributes to an individual's academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, problem solving skills, and the occupational-specific skills necessary for economic independence as a productive and contributing member of society.