Federal Policy > Career and Technical Education

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (P.L. 115-224) was signed into law in July 2018. Often referred to as “Perkins V”, the law supports programs offered at the secondary and postsecondary level that combine academic instruction and occupational skills training to prepare individuals for transition to higher education or the workplace. State and local career and technical education (CTE) programs cover a range of occupations across numerous career clusters, including construction, health care, information technology, manufacturing and other fields with high concentrations of middle-skill jobs.

On this page you will find an overview of the law and the latest news on CTE policy and practice.

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