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The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law on July 31, 2018. The bipartisan measure reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) and continued Congress’ commitment for career and technical education (CTE) programs for U.S. youth and adults. Perkins V represents an important opportunity 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.

New York State’s vision for career and technical education prioritizes building partnerships to create a continuum of career options that begins with middle and high school career exploration and continues on to postsecondary concentration in an occupational area, technical skill training, and employment.