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Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act

The Workforce Board is designated by the Governor and Legislature to oversee funds received through the federal Carl D. Perkins Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Act of 2018 (Perkins V)--a multi-million dollar federal grant that helps educators better prepare students for the workplace through innovative teaching techniques and other strategies.

Perkins V details

To view Perkins V in its entirety go HERE. The new act takes effect July 1, 2019.

That means for the 2018-19 school year, schools and community and technical colleges are REQUIRED to continue to operate under Perkins IV legislation and the state operating plan (see details about Perkins IV below).

The Workforce Board's role includes preparing and adopting a state plan, tracking state-level expenditures, establishing and tracking performance targets and submitting annual reports to the U.S. Department of Education.

For 2017-18, Washington received $20.1 million. It's split between the Workforce Board, the state's community and technical colleges (State Board for Community and Technical Colleges) and the state's K-12 system (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction).

Perkins IV still in effect

Washington's state plan for Perkins IV remains in effect until June 30, 2019. The new Perkins law is effective July 1, 2019. However, Washington will operate under a State Transition Plan for Perkins V, from July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. The Transition Plan will be available in June of 2019. Read more about Perkins IV.

Professional development opportunities

The Workforce Board, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will be offering professional development opportunities for CTE and workforce development professionals throughout 2019-20.

For more information about the Workforce Board's role in the Perkins Act and our state's funding, contact Terri Colbert.

Perkins V Transition Plan - NEW

Perkins Reauthorized in July, 2018

Learn about the changes here

cover of one pager about Carl Perkins Act reauthorization

Get more information about the Perkins Act and how it helps fund career and technical education in Washington's public schools and community and technical colleges.







Annual Reports for U.S. Department of Education

Consolidated Annual Report 2017-18

Consolidated Annual Report 2016-17

Consolidated Annual Report 2015-16

Consolidated Annual Report 2014-15

Consolidated Annual Report 2013-14

Five-Year Perkins State Plan, 2008-2013

Perkins State Plans, as revised, 2008-2018

Perkins State Plan, Updated and Revised, 2018-2019







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