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Perkins Postsecondary Career & Technical Education
Learning about Career & Technical Education (CTE) during CTE Month
Michigan's Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist in recognition of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month met virtually with CTE students and subject matter experts to help prospective students learn the value of pursuing career and technical education.
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.
What is the goal of the postsecondary program?
Federal funds are allocated to:
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.
- Provide technical assistance to develop new occupational programs.
- Improve career guidance and counseling activities.
- Upgrade skills and competencies of occupational education faculty and staff.
- Improve accountability measures.
- Improve the transition of students between secondary, community colleges, four-year educational institutions and the workplace.
What benefits does the program provide?
The Perkins Postsecondary CTE program benefits students on many levels:
- Promotes and supports student access, retention and completion of a postsecondary career and technical education program.
- Prepares students to obtain a high-skill, high-wage, in-demand career.
- Prepares students for employment in current or emerging occupations requiring less than a bachelor's degree.
How is the program administered?
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.
How is this program funded?
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.
- Program Overview
- Perkins Postsecondary 2023-2024 Local Application Guidebook
- New Deans Orientation PowerPoint
- New Program Approval Form
- Association for Career & Technical Education® (ACTE®) Website
- As a Perkins student, you may be eligible to receive food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Information on this opportunity is available through the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services SNAP.
- Michigan Department of Education - Secondary Career & Technical Education (CTE) Information
- Awards, Enrollment and Tuition Information
- Perkins Collaborative Resource Network
- Perkins State Plans and Data Explorer
- CIP Crosswalk
Perkins Postsecondary Staff
|Contact Person||Title||Phone Number||Email Address|
|Keenan Wade||State Administrative Manager||517-243-0161||WadeK@michigan.gov|
|Judy Becker||Departmental Analyst||517-526-5781||BeckerJ@michigan.gov|
|Chelsey Goodrich||Reporting Specialist||N/A||GoodrichC4@michigan.gov|
|Virginia Zimmerman||Departmental Specialist||517-449-8900||ZimmermanV@michigan.gov|
|Nolan Lienhart||Departmental Specialist||517-647-9441||LienhartN@michigan.gov|
|Anita Scott||Administrative Support||517-927-4356||ScottA23@michigan.gov|
Questions? Email: LEO-MiCC@michigan.gov