Perkins is dedicated to increasing learner access to high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study. With a focus on systems alignment and program improvement, Perkins is critical to ensuring that programs are prepared to meet the ever-changing needs of learners and employers.
Perkins reflects the 100-year federal commitment to CTE by providing federal support to CTE programs and focuses on improving the academic and technical achievement of CTE students, strengthening the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improving accountability.
CTE provides courses and Pathways consistent with industry standards. Exploratory courses begin in the seventh grade, and subsequent courses teach students specific job readiness and job skills, which can lead to employment and postsecondary education. Utah Career Pathways align with and are categorized by the National Career Clusters®. Each Career Pathway culminates in an industry-recognized credential of value.
State Career and Technical Education Director
Phone: (801) 538-7889 | E-mail
Eligible recipients must submit a Local Application and Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment for Fiscal Year 2024.
Eligible recipients must submit a Local Application and Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment for Fiscal Year 2023.
Eligible recipients must submit a Local Application and Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment for Fiscal Year 2022.
The promise of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to provide opportunities for each learner to follow their passion and to access, feel welcome in, fully participate in, and successfully complete a high-quality CTE program of study. An important facet of Perkins requirements and Utah’s State Plan is to provide continuous improvement, technical assistance and monitoring to local education agencies (LEAs) and postsecondary institutions who receive Perkins funding. Data reviews are an essential component to assist with data interpretation, data-driven decision making, development and implementation of improvement strategies, and action steps. Each year, Utah’s LEAs’ and Institutions’ performance is made available for program continuous improvement and posted publicly.
Career and Technical Education
Phone: (801) 538-7657 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail