Career and Technical Education Department

Lori Mitchell, CTE Coordinator

Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative

Phone: 501-208-5416

Program Overview:

The Career and Technical Education Department has the responsibility to develop and coordinate the Carl D. Perkins Federal Program. It is our goal to serve as a liaison between our member schools and the Career and Technical Education state staff and program managers.

We are here to assist new Career and Technical Instructors, to provide staff development, and to encourage the development, implementation, and improvement of Career and Technical programs.

Improvement of Career and Technical Education programs has three major components: (1) A change in the curriculum to add advanced technologies, (2) the purchase of the instructional equipment needed to teach the new technology, and (3) in-service training for the teacher, on both teaching the new curriculum and using the new equipment. These three components will be used as guidelines in making decisions for all staff development and equipment purchases within our department.

Technical Assistance Available from the CTE Department:

  • Carl D. Perkins Consortium Administration

    • Annual Application Preparation and Submission

    • Budget Management

    • Implementation of Perkins Mandates

    • Proposal Accountability

    • Technical Equipment Purchasing/Distribution

    • Completer Reports

    • Placement Reports

  • CTE Initiatives Support

    • Career Clusters/Pathways/Programs of Study

    • Curriculum Frameworks

    • Academic Attainment of CTE Students

  • CTE Technical Assistance

    • Professional Development/Technology Training

    • New Teacher Assistance

    • Policies and Procedures Interpretation

    • Resource Distribution

    • New Program Start-up Grant Support

  • Data Collection/Reporting

    • Placement

    • Completers

    • Industry Certifications

Carl Perkins Consortium Members

Atkins Heber Springs RussellvilleClinton Hector ShirleyDanville Mayflower South Conway CountyDardanelle Mt. Vernon-Enola Southside Bee BranchDover Nemo Vista Two RiversEast End Perryville West Side Greers FerryGreenbrier Pottsville Western YellGuy Perkins Quitman Wonderview