Labor and Economic Opportunity
Workforce Development provides administrative oversight for the Perkins Postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program while the
Michigan Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education administers the Secondary (K-12) Perkins Career and Technical Education Program.
The primary goal is to improve postsecondary CTE programs, which lead to the academic and technical skill competencies necessary for individuals to work in a technologically advanced society.
Federal funds are allocated to:
The Perkins Postsecondary CTE program benefits students on many levels:
This program is a partnership between the State of Michigan and community colleges and universities, offering two-year occupational degrees. The program provides resources and technical assistance to community colleges and universities receiving Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education annual awards in order to meet the occupational career goals of students and the needs of industry.
Funding is provided to the 28 community colleges, three (3) public universities and one (1) tribal college to improve career and technical education programs by supporting professional development, program improvement, curriculum development, evaluation/assessment and support services. Click here to open program overview and obtain a list of colleges who are Perkins Award recipients.
More information about the program is available on the Michigan Community College Network website, MichiganCC.net/Perkins.
Questions? Email: LEO-MiCC@michigan.gov