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Career/Vocational Technical Education

Perkins V Opportunities for Public Comment

In July of 2018, the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century Act", also known as Perkins V ("Perkins Five"), was signed into federal law. Perkins V is largely based on the structure and content of prior law, with some key changes that impact the implementation of CTE programs and administrative processes around the country. In Massachusetts, Perkins V is closely aligned with the Commonwealth's High Quality College and Career Pathways work and provides additional opportunities to better prepare students as they acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will enable them to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

With Perkins V there is an opportunity to update the state plan that will guide this work for the next several years.

Please engage in the following ways:

  • Participate in or review materials from stakeholder collaboration —
  • Attend a public hearing (RSVP)
    • December 10, 2019 at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School, Hawthorne
    • January 8, 2020 (snow date January 22, 2020) at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Northampton
    • January 14, 2020 (snow date January 20, 2020) at Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School, New Bedford

  • Use our survey tool to contribute public comment

Last Updated: December 4, 2019

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