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Federal Policy > Career and Technical Education

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act – last reauthorized in 2006 – 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 Perkins Act, recommendations for reauthorization, and the latest news.

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