Lakes Country Perkins Consortium

About the Perkins V act

​The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) reauthorizes the federal investment in career and technical education from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2025, and retains the state governance structure of the current law. The general responsibilities such as the state plan development and local grantee oversight remain largely the same. Minnesota will continue to fund local consortia (high school districts plus their postsecondary college partners) to spur innovation and support programs of study aligned with high-skill, high-wage, or in-demand occupations or industries.

Perkins V is dedicated to increasing learner access to high-quality career and technical programs of study. It provides dedicated resources to implement programs and support the range of educational needs of students from exploration through career preparation. The addition of the required comprehensive local needs assessment strives to provide a balance between student needs with the current and emerging economic needs. 

Minnesota's planning for Perkins V

Vision

Advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) empowers every learner to realize a rewarding career.

Mission

Quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) ensures every learner has equitable access to career-connected learning though a network of knowledgeable partners.

Principles

  • An equity lens for all decision making
  • Inclusion of all stakeholders
  • Being bold, innovative and focused on continuous improvement
  • Responsiveness to the evolving labor market

Calendar

Summer - Fall

  • Educate all stakeholders about Lakes Country Perkins Consortium annual plan
  • Launch Lakes Country Perkins Consortium plan
  • Reflect on last year's outcomes
  • Complete Annual Performance Report
  • Attend CTE Works! Summit

November

  • Attend coordinator meeting

Winter

  • Implement winter special events, camps, workshops and activities

January

  • Develop Lakes Country Perkins Consortium reallocation plan

February

  • Execute CTE Month activities/promotion in February

February - April

  • Develop ideas/goals for summer special events, camps, workshops and activities
  • Work toward the Lakes Country Perkins Consortium plan's outcomes
  • Draft next year's Lakes Country Perkins Consortium plan

May

  • Submit next year's plan and present to Minnesota State/Minnesota Department of Education
  • Finalize details for summer special events, camps, workshops and activities
  • Attend coordinator meeting

June

  • Reflect on the Lakes Country Perkins Consortium plan's outcomes/data

Ongoing

  • Lakes Country Perkins Consortium team facilitates quarterly meetings (at a minimum)
  • Promote CTE on social media outlets
  • Facilitate joint (secondary and post-secondary) professional development

Resources