The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law by President Trump on July 31, 2018.
This bipartisan measure reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) and
continued Congress’ commitment in providing nearly $1.3 billion annually for career and technical education (CTE) programs for our nation’s youth and adults.
Perkins V represents an important opportunity to expand opportunities for every student to explore, choose, and follow career and technical education programs
of study and career pathways to earn credentials of value. As States and local communities embark on the development of new plans for CTE,
the Department hopes that the videos, resources, links, and media found below and throughout this Website can be useful tools for
States and local recipients in “rethinking CTE” and arriving at bold goals under the newly-authorized Perkins V statute.