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Nancy Bollingberg
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Hello North Dakota Parents and Students,

On July 31, 2018, President Trump signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) into law.  This act reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV).  It was approved unanimously by both chambers of Congress, reflecting broad bipartisan support for career and technical education (CTE) programs. Perkins V is dedicated to increasing learner access to high-quality career and technical education programs of study, which include Agricultural Education, Business Education, Career Development, Culinary Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Health Sciences Education, Information Technology Education, Marketing Education, Career and Technical Resource Education, Technology & Engineering Education, and Trade, Industry & Technical Education (which includes specifically Auto Collision, Automated Manufacturing, Auto Technology, Aviation, Building Trades, Diesel Technology, Electronics, Facilities Maintenance, Graphic Communications, Power Sports Technology, and Welding Technology.)  

With a focus on systems alignment and program improvement, this law has been critical to ensuring programs meet the ever-changing needs of learners and employers. Funding supports a variety of activities, including professional development and technical assistance; creation of innovative programs of study; support for continuous improvement of existing programs of study; career exploration; guidance and advisement; data collection and analysis; supports for at-risk learners; and program evaluation and monitoring. I ask you complete the following survey, which will provide the ND Department of Career and Technical Education feedback from parents and students. Your feedback is valuable to the future success of Career and Technical Education.

Thank you.

Wayde Sick

State Director

Career and Technical Education

(701) 328-2259