Perkins Policies & Procedures
In accordance with The Perkins legislation, Section 134(b)(1) through (12), colleges must conduct certain activities. The following activities and requirements must be addressed in accordance with the Act. Provide a brief concise narrative for each of the following.
- Describe how the CTE programs required under Section 135(b) will be carried out with funds received under this title.
- Describe how the CTE activities will be carried out with respect to meeting state and local levels of performance established under Section 113 (Accountability/Core Indicators).
- Describe how the eligible recipient (college) will:
- Offer the appropriate courses of not less than one CTE program of study.
- Improve the academic and technical skills of students participating in CTE programs by strengthening the academic and CTE components of such programs through the integration of coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant CTE programs to ensure learning in:
- Provide students with strong experience in, and understanding of, all aspects of an industry.
- Ensure that students who participate in such CTE programs are taught to the same coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards as are taught to all other students.
- Encourage career and technical education students to enroll in rigorous and challenging academic subjects.
- Review CTE programs, and identify and adopt strategies to overcome barriers that result in lowering rates of access to, or lowering success in the programs, for special populations.
- Provide programs that are designed to enable the special populations to meet the local adjusted levels of performance.
- Provide activities to prepare special populations, including single parents and displaced homemakers, for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations that will lead to self-sufficiency.
- The recruitment and retention of CTE teachers, faculty, and career guidance and academic counselors, including individuals in groups underrepresented in the teaching profession.
- The transition to teaching from business and industry.
- Local five-year plan and institutional needs;
- Usage categories in Section 134 of the Perkins Act;
- Low performance areas and associated core indicator areas that could be improved;
- Institutional data regarding student achievement;
- Feedback from program instructors, advisory councils and/or the business community; and
- Special population performance.
Modification to Plan and Application
Changes to a college’s 5 year plan are driven by a number of factors including, but not limited to, local business and industry input, student needs, and previous performance of measures of core indicators. Generally these changes are reflected in the annual college Perkins performance report.
This annual report reflects performance in relation to the core indicators. It serves as the college’s annual application for Perkins funds. Colleges must reflect in their report a plan for improving any core indicator below the adjusted level of performance and any funds directed at improvement.
NCCCS serves as the approval authority for Annual Modification to Plan and Application. NCCCS will notify colleges of approval or need for modification.
he current five year plans submitted by the colleges, pertaining to Perkins IV, expired in 2013. Colleges will submit a College Plan for Career and Technical Education, which serves as the Application for Perkins IV Basic Grant funds. This plan is contained within the annual report submitted to ACCS reflecting Perkins activities during the preceding Perkins reporting year. Additional revisions may be directed as necessary to changes in the Perkins law or other directions from OCTAE.