Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Funding

"The purpose of Perkins is to provide individuals with the academic and technical skills needed to succeed in a knowledge- and skills-based economy.  Perkins supports career and technical education that prepares its students both for postsecondary education and the careers of their choice.

Federal resources help ensure that career and technical programs are academically rigorous and up-to-date with the needs of business and industry." (Click here for source and more information)

CESA 5 facilitates Carl Perkins Grant funding for five individual districts and a 22 district consortium.  

To join CESA 5's consortium, or to inquire into CESA 5 writing and/or facilitating your district's Carl D. Perkins grant, please contact Joel Mindham, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, at mindhamj@cesa5.org.
 

 Youth Apprenticeship

"Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. It is designed for high school students who want hands on learning in an occupational area at a worksite along with classroom instruction." (Click here for source and more information)

CESA 5 facilitates Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program for 20 area schools.  To learn more, please visit our Youth Apprenticeship page.  

To inquire into joining CESA 5's Youth Apprenticeship Consumerist, please contact Shelley Drescher, Work-Based Learning Coordinator, at dreschers@cesa5.org. 


Professional Development

District participating in CESA 5's Career & Technical Education (CTE) Council receive School-to-Work network meetings and no-cost professional development in Career & Technical Education areas and initiatives, including:
  • Academic and Career Planning
  • DPI content area updates
  • District Education for Employment Plans
  • District Pupil Non-Discrimination Plans
  • Regional CTE teacher networking
  • Regional Employer tours
  • Real-time guidance on statewide CTE related initiatives
  • Various other opportunities
To inquire into joining CESA 5's CTE Council, please contact Joel Mindham, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, at mindhamj@cesa5.org.
 


CTE Resources for Districts