Perkins Plan


Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
The purpose of the Perkins Act is to develop more fully the academic, vocational and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education (CTE) programs by-

  • Building on the efforts of states and localities to develop challenging academic and technical standards, and to assist students in meeting the standards, including preparation for high-skill, high-wage or high-demand occupations in current or emerging professions.
  • Promoting the development of services and activities that integrate rigorous and challenging academic and career and technical instruction, and that link secondary and postsecondary education for participating CTE students.
  • Increasing state and local flexibility in providing services and activities designed to develop, implement and improve career and technical education, including Tech Prep education.
  • Conducting and disseminating national research and disseminating information on best practices that improve CTE programs, services and activities.
  • Providing technical assistance that-
    • Promotes leadership, initial preparation, and professional development at the state and local levels; and
    • Improves the quality of CTE teachers, faculty, administrators and counselors
  • Supporting partnerships among secondary schools postsecondary institutions, baccalaureate degree granting institutions, area CTE schools, local workforce investment boards, business and industry, and intermediaries.
  • Providing individual with opportunities throughout their lifetimes to develop, in conjunction with other education and training programs, the knowledge and skills needed to keep the US competitive

Georgia Piedmont Technical College receives funds from the Perkins Act to improve programs and services for special populations including students who are disabled, have limited English proficiency, are single parents or displaced homemakers, are enrolled in nontraditional occupational training, and are economically disadvantaged. Funds are also used for faculty and staff development, dual enrollment, tutoring, and counseling and advisement.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Local Plan
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