The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) has transitioned to the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) for the upcoming 20-21 school year. New Mexico’s Perkins V administration uses a CTE Regional Association based organizational structure, which encourages the formation of award-sharing consortia within associations. This is a shift from the past school centric organizational structure. This new model will support effective and meaningful collaboration between secondary, postsecondary and employer partners.
The association will utilize a single advisory committee to ensure a shared vision. The goal is to create a structure that will provide the framework to align New Mexico’s career and technical education programs and support the state’s vision and goals for preparing an educated and skilled workforce.
Funding will be established through a workforce-aligned association including districts, state-authorized charter schools and higher education institutions (Local Educational Agencies or LEAs). It will be the responsibility of each association to bring community stakeholders and industry partners together to develop a cohesive regional plan. New Mexico’s program of study framework will set the parameters for and direct LEAs on implementation within the POS with fully integrated academic standards. Both academic achievement and technical skill attainment will be essential elements for adopted programs of study.
In partnership with the Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) and the Economic Development Department (EDD), the NMPED College and Career Readiness Bureau will assist in the organization and development of these associations and successful programs of study (POS). Different from previous years, supported programs of study will be approved and identified by a comprehensive needs assessment at the local level.
New Mexico intends to support the development of employability skills through the program of study approval process. To support that goal, programs of study will be encouraged to incorporate relevant curricula, work-based learning, and career and technical student organization leadership development whenever practical.
In order to develop an effective plan and system, NMPED plans to have an in-depth stakeholder engagement process. Collaboration between secondary, postsecondary, employer partners and the local community will be an important component. To accomplish this, NMPED will host various regional stakeholder engagement meetings throughout the state. Regional Association stakeholder engagement meetings will occur, at a minimum, on a biennial basis. If you would like to receive the latest news and information, once details are finalized, please contact the CCRB staff.
Help Us Improve Perkins V Administration
As we are now engaged in the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act in this 2020-21 school year, your feedback will help us continue to improve our planning to cultivate best-practice outcomes. We will regularly open surveys to gather feedback on CTE administration of both Federal Perkins and State NextGen funding. To make your voice heard or to stay tuned for upcoming in-person events, reach out our Communications Coordinator (contact information can be found on the College and Career Readiness Staff page).
Timeline – Program Cycle 2020-2022
- Regional Needs Assessment Workshops (Program Cycle 2020-2022)
- March 2020 (Albuquerque)
- Main Application deadline
- April 2020
- 1st Fiscal Year of Program Cycle (FY21) begins
- July 1, 2020
- 2nd Fiscal Year of Program Cycle Planning Award Notice given
- March 2021
- 2nd Fiscal Year Budget deadline
- April 2021
- 1st Fiscal Year of Program Cycle (FY21) ends
- June 30, 2021
- 2nd Fiscal Year (FY22) of Program Cycle begins
- July 1, 2021
- Regional Needs Assessment Workshops (Program Cycle 2022-2024)
- Winter 2021-2022