The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act provides funding to the states to support CTE programs in high schools and community colleges. Lawmakers in the House and Senate education committees are working on proposals to reauthorize the legislation.

LEGISLATION

House bill Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
Perkins 2006 legislation underlying bill

OPPORTUNITY AMERICA JOBS AND CAREERS COALITION

OA JCC statement on passage in the House
OA JCC letter of support
What the House bill means for business and industry
OA JCC Perkins recommendations

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Associated General Contractors of America
Business Roundtable
Construction Industry
IBM
National Roofing Contractors Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

ACTE
Perkins Coalition

RESOURCES

House Committee on Education and the Workforce summary, fact sheet, press release, committee report
ACTE/Advance CTE summary and analysis
National Skills Coalition blog post

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