Career and Technical Education

Program Overview

The Career and Technical Education Department provides supporting resources to enable public schools to initiate and maintain quality CTE programs in accordance with the Arkansas Department of Career Education's Strategic Plan, Goals, and Objectives.

The CTE Coordinator has the responsibility of developing and coordinating 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 and to encourage the development, implementation, and improvement of Career and Technical programs.

What we do. . .

Technical Assistance Available from the CTE Department:

  • Carl D. Perkins Consortium Administration/Assistance

    • Annual Perkins Application Preparation and Submission

    • Budget Management

    • Reimbursement Management

    • Inventory Management: Perkins and State Start-Up

    • Technical Equipment Purchasing/Distribution

    • Completer Reports

    • Placement Reports

  • CTE Initiatives Support

    • Career Clusters/Pathways/Programs of Study

    • Curriculum Frameworks

    • Career Planning Systems

    • Statewide Initiatives

    • Academic Attainment of CTE Students

  • CTE Technical Assistance

    • Professional Development, Technology/Equipment training

    • New Teacher Assistance

    • Policies and Procedures Interpretation

    • Support for Special Populations: provide training and resources

    • New Program Start-up Grant Support

  • Program Review

    • DCTE Technical Assistance Visits: Assist schools in preparation, attend all TAV visits , and follow-up on resolving critical elements

    • Data Pull: Review and Follow-up

    • Course code review/changes

  • Data Collection/Reporting

    • Concentrators: Reports

    • Certifications: Reports

    • Placement: Reports

    • Improvement plans for indicators not meeting 90% threshold, administer plan

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