|Topic||What do I need to know?||What do I need to do?||What else?
||Introduction to Perkins
||Review material from Perkins V Implementation Workshops in Feb 2020.
||For districts new to Perkins programming
|Perkins V includes initiatives to increase access, close achievement gaps, and increase students' exposure to nontraditional careers.
||Recipients receiving Perkins V funds are required to conduct a Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment and update it at least every two years. See the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment Guide and Worksheet .
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|Access to Programs
||Under Perkins V, districts progress toward implementation of equal access to high-quality career and technical education courses and programs of study for all students.
||Refer to disaggregation , culturally responsive practices , gender equity and population groups & special populations defined in Perkins V.
||See resources from across DESE —
||Use this Perkins Checklist to check that programs meet Perkins V requirements and are of sufficient Size, Scope & Quality .
|Career Planning allows students to develop a comprehensive plan for postsecondary success where current learning is matched with career goals. Districts and institutions may use MyCAP or other platforms in career planning.
||Review Work-based learning, an important component of Perkins V and a new Indicator .
||See also Career Development and Connecting Activities.
|CVTE programs have advisory groups or representatives.
||Refer to the Perkins Checklist & Size, Scope & Quality for requirements.
||The Advisory Committee Guide is a quality resource on forming and utilizing advisory committees.
|CVTE programs are complex. Districts considering programmatic changes should notify the Office for CCTE.
||The grant recipient district should email an outline of the proposed change(s) to the district's liaison in CCTE.
||The liaison will respond via email with a determination of acceptance or non-acceptance of the changes.
Programs are guided by and meet OSHA Safety Standards.|
Perkins V permits the Department to use leadership funds to assist in supporting career/vocational technical student organizations (CVTSOs), especially to increase participation and success of students who are members of special populations.