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Carl D. Perkins - Policy Information

In 2018, the President signed The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.

Perkins V represents an important opportunity for states to expand opportunities for every student to explore, choose, and follow career and technical education programs of study and career pathways to earn credentials of value. 

For a detailed look at Perkins V and how it differs from previous legistation, see the Perkins V Legislative Summary & Analysis.

Montana is currently in the process of drafting its new State Plan for Perkins V. Further information can be found on the Perkins V Resource Page.

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