The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act supports vocational education—that is, technical training for specific occupations, offered at high schools and colleges throughout the country. The latest reauthorization of the Perkins Act took place in 2006.
National Skills Coalition Platform and Overview
NSC Remarks, Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education Career and Technical Education (CTE) Community Conversation | April 1, 2011
Overview of the Perkins Program | Training Policy in Brief, 2011
Issue Brief: Reauthorization Recommendations to Strengthen CTE | February 2013
Issue Brief: CTE's Role in Worker Retraining | Association for Career and Technical Education, 2010
Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act | Association for Career and Technical Education and National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium