DMESC Perkins V Stakeholder Meeting

May 15, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM DeQueen-Mena Education Service Cooperative ESC # 380412

July 31, 2018, President Trump signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into law. This bill reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins) and will be referred to as Perkins V.

This new re authorization requires each state to write a state plan detailing how the state chooses guidelines pertaining to Perkins funds. Arkansas is taking BOLD approach with informational meetings to assess current CTE programs, inform stakeholders about Perkins V and to gain input on improving Career & Technical Education across the state.


9:00-9:30 Welcome & Update on Perkins V

9:30-10:30 Round table discussion and development

of Local Needs Assessment

10:30 - 11:30 Collection of Data for AR Career Education

Topics to prepare for Stakeholder Meeting

Local needs assessment:

Join other stakeholders to develop a local needs assessment. This assessment will:

  • Make certain that programs & programs of study are aligned to & validated by local workforce needs & economic priorities
  • Ensure that local Perkins eligible recipients are serving each learner equitably
  • Enable eligible recipients to better direct resources towards programs & programs of study leading to high-skill, high-wage & in-demand occupations & activities that address equity & opportunity gaps
  • Create a platform for coordinating & streamlining existing program review & school improvement processes to bring focus to strategic decisions;
  • Provide a structured way to engage key stakeholders regularly around the quality & impact of local CTE programs and systems

Perkins V Guiding Questions

1. What are the most important characteristics of CTE programs in your schools?

2.What are the best measures of success/qualities of your schools CTE programs?

3. How can we make sure that every student in Arkansas has an opportunity for success?

4. How can we ensure CTE programs meet the needs of local business and industry?

5.How can we improve access to CTE for all students? Equity for all students?

6. How should 21 Century Career & Technical Education look for Arkansas?

7. What can employers do to play a larger role in preparing students for their future?

Who needs to attend from my District

* Lead Career & Technical Education Teachers

* Counselors/Career Coaches

* Instructional Specialists

* Administrators

* Representatives of Special Populations

* Other School leaders

( Each district will be asked to bring specific representatives so that a variety of perspectives can be utilized)