The federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) provides grants to improve the quality of career and technical education (CTE). In the application for those grants, the applicants are asked to ensure equitable access and participation for special populations in the project or activity to be conducted with such assistance by addressing the special needs of students, teachers and other program beneficiaries in order to overcome barriers of equitable participation including barriers of gender, race, color, national origin, disability and age.

To assist administrators and teachers in ensuring equitable access and participation for special populations in CTE a variety of resources has been collected. They appear here and have been organized around four special population groupings:

  • Students with Disabilities
  • At Risk Youth
  • English Language Learners
  • Non-traditional Students

Within each population grouping the resources have been grouped in similar categories and media such as research, centers, articles and webinars, etc.