Career and Technical Education Department

Lori Mitchell, CTE Coordinator

Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative

Phone: 5012085416

Fax: 5013540167


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
    • Career Planning Systems - Kuder, CAP, Learning Styles
    • End-of-Course Competency Testing
    • 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
  • Evaluation of Programs
    • DWE Technical Assistance Visits-Preparation, Attendance, and Follow-up
    • Teacher Information System -Review and Follow-up
  • Data Collection/Reporting
    • Competency Testing Reports
    • Quarterly Activity Reports

Carl Perkins Consortium Members


Atkins Heber Springs Russellville

Clinton Hector Shirley

Danville Mayflower South Conway County

Dardanelle Mt. Vernon-Enola Southside Bee Branch

Dover Nemo Vista Two Rivers

East End Perryville West Side Greers Ferry

Greenbrier Pottsville Western Yell

Guy Perkins Quitman Wonderview