On July 31, 2018, President Trump signed The Strengthening Career & Technical Education For The 21st Century Act, legislation reforming and reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The act authorizes $1.2 billion for CTE in 2019, rising over six years to $1.3 billion a year.

LEGISLATION

Public Law 115-224
Perkins Act 2006 underlying bill

OPPORTUNITY AMERICA JOBS AND CAREERS COALITION

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

RESOURCES

ACTE/Advance CTE summary and analysis
National Skills Coalition blog post
New America analysis
U.S. Chamber of Commerce analysis
American Association of Community Colleges analysis
Education Dive analysis
ACTE/Advance CTE Perkins V redline
House Committee on Education and the Workforce summary and fact sheet
How states use Perkins

CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE 2016
CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE 2017-2018