Today we joined over 200 businesses and other organizations in writing to Congress to urge reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins).

Together, we recommended that the reauthorization include alignment of career tech programs to labor market needs; support collaboration between secondary and postsecondary institutions and employers; increase student participation in experiential learning opportunities; and promote the use of industry-recognized credentials.

STEMx and Battelle are among the signatories, which also include the California STEM Learning Network, Innovate+Educate and the New Mexico STEM Network, and Washington STEM. For the full letter and list of supporters, click here.

1 thought on “To Congress: Reauthorize the Perkins Act”

  1. Akin Wilson says:

    I am thankful to have access to this information. I have the same thoughts about career development and occupational studies Carl D Perkins is a name I have not heard in a long time. I will do my best locally to join the fight here in Buffalo WNY.

    Best regards,

    H. Akin Olu Wilson

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