CTE

Career & Technical Education

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006

The federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) provides grants to improve the quality of career and technical education (CTE). Applications for Perkins IV extension year funds must describe how grant monies will support the development of programs that:

  • integrate rigorous academics with career and technical instruction;
  • link secondary education and postsecondary education to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage, high-demand occupations in current or emerging occupations; and
  • enable participating students to meet or exceed performance standards emphasized by Perkins IV.
Last Updated: February 9, 2015