The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins) will transition to the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act for the upcoming 20-21 school year. The re-authorized Act requires a consortia-based organizational structure, a shift from the past school centric structure. This model will support effective and meaningful collaboration between secondary, postsecondary and employer partners.
The consortium 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 visions and goals for preparing an educated and skilled workforce.
Funding will be established through a workforce-aligned aligned consortium including districts and higher education institutions. It will be the responsibility of each consortium to bring community stakeholders and industry partners together to develop a cohesive 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 consortiums 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. If you would like to receive the latest news and information, once details are finalized, please contact the CCRB staff.
Help Us Gear Up for Perkins V
As the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins) transitions to the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, your feedback will help us develop an effective plan to streamline the transition process and cultivate the best outcomes. With just 15 minutes of your time, you can help us shape the future of career and technical education. Click here to make your voice heard via survey, or to stay tuned for upcoming in person events.
- Regional Needs Assessment Workshops
- March 2020 (Albuquerque)
- Application deadline
- April 2020
- Funding begins
- July 1, 2020