Lakes Country Perkins Consortium

Lakes Country Perkins Consortium

Lakes country service cooperative

Perkins Vocational Career and Technical Education Act

M State partners with Lakes Country Service Cooperative and various education, business and community entities to meet the objectives of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. The purpose of the Act is to improve career and technical education and to create opportunities for individuals to enter high-skill, high-wage and high-demand employment in Minnesota. The Act places special emphasis on improving access and services for special student populations as defined by the law. These special populations include:

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children
  • Individuals preparing for non-traditional fields
  • Single parents, including single pregnant women
  • Displaced homemakers
  • Individuals with limited English proficiency

Preparation for non-traditional fields receives special emphasis in the Act. A non-traditional field is defined as a high-skill career field for which students from one gender comprise fewer than 25 percent of the students enrolled in the field. Examples at the college include women in construction electricity or men in dental hygiene. The college encourages students to consider non-traditional fields, and we welcome questions and inquiries from all students and members of the public. For more information about non-traditional fields, please contact the enrollment manager at any campus.

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

Feb - 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

Career Articulation Agreements

Perkins Vocational Career and Technical Education Act

M State partners with Lakes Country Service Cooperative and various education, business and community entities to meet the objectives of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. The purpose of the Act is to improve career and technical education and to create opportunities for individuals to enter high-skill, high-wage and high-demand employment in Minnesota. The Act places special emphasis on improving access and services for special student populations as defined by the law. These special populations include:

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children
  • Individuals preparing for non-traditional fields
  • Single parents, including single pregnant women
  • Displaced homemakers
  • Individuals with limited English proficiency

Preparation for non-traditional fields receives special emphasis in the Act. A non-traditional field is defined as a high-skill career field for which students from one gender comprise fewer than 25 percent of the students enrolled in the field. Examples at the college include women in construction electricity or men in dental hygiene. The college encourages students to consider non-traditional fields, and we welcome questions and inquiries from all students and members of the public. For more information about non-traditional fields, please contact the enrollment manager at any campus.

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