The public is invited to learn more about state revisions to a federal funding plan that supports career and technical education (CTE) in Nevada on Tuesday, October 10 at Great Basin College.
The town hall meetings will cover the planned revisions to the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).
The Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) Office of Career Readiness, Adult Learning, and Education Options (CRALEO) serves as the eligible state agency for Perkins grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). As such, NDE CRALEO is responsible for the development and submissions of the Perkins V consolidated four-year state plan.
NDE CRALEO Director Craig Statucki will provide a brief summary of the Nevada plan and its revisions. The public will be able to provide feedback and ask questions.
Two sessions will be held Tuesday, October 10 from 8-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Greenhaw Technical Arts building, room 130 at Great Basin College, 1500 College Parkway. Attendees may attend virtually by accessing the Zoom meeting link: bit.ly/3PP1D3E.
Perkins V requires the state, school districts, and community colleges to engage with stakeholders in their communities and create plans supporting innovation in the future of CTE.
About Perkins V: On July 31, 2018, President Trump signed the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act of 2006 – The Strengthening Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), which aims to increase students’ academic knowledge and technical and employability skills development through career-connected learning. Career and technical education (CTE) provides ALL students with educational options in high school and college that align with labor market needs of the state and prepares students for their future career aspirations. All students benefit from opportunities to explore careers, which begins in middle school; to developing marketable skills, engaging in work-based learning opportunities, and earning industry-recognized credentials in high school.