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Perkins V


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Through the efforts in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Louisiana’s program completers will acquire the core academic and technical learning skills they need to be lifelong learners, readily adapting to the changing needs of the workplace. CTE graduates will possess specific technical (or occupational) skills in the career field for which they are prepared. Just as important, our program completers will understand the value that employers place on essential employability skills such as the ability to:


Perkins V State Plan UPDATES

The Perkins V Louisiana State Plan PUBLIC COMMENT

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law on July 31, 2018 and went into effect July 1, 2019. The Louisiana Perkins V State Plan represents the work of stakeholders from across Louisiana, and continued engagement will be needed to ensure successful outcomes in our communities.

The Louisiana Perkins V state plan can be viewed below. It was approved May 2020.

UPDATES have been suggested for FY24-25 and are highlighted in yellow. These updates include new Accountability (state determined performance levels) and revised Comprehensive Local Needs Assessments templates for secondary and postsecondary subrecipients.


  • Perkins V Louisiana State Plan Public Comment
    • Accountability and Updates, 4/29/2024 – 5/29/2024
    • Public Meeting Information:
May 22 Louisiana Community & Technical College System (LCTCS)

265 S. Foster Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

SIS Building, Room 206 9am–11am
May 20 Virtual (Teams) 242 703 558 489 95KLT2 12pm–2pm

Perkins V State Plan

The Perkins V Louisiana State Plan for CTE is designed to:

  • Ensure students are provided academic skills such as literacy and numeracy, technical skills and knowledge, and essential employability skills via all Perkins Eligible CTE Programs of Study;
  • Give individuals the best opportunity for workplace success in high-skill, high-wage, in-demand or emerging occupations; and
  • Partner with business and industry to strengthen and expand existing businesses as well as attract new employers to Louisiana with a highly skilled workforce.

To reach these outcomes, Louisiana is working to improve the quality of every CTE course and program, to align secondary and postsecondary programs, to ensure a seamless transition from one level to the next, to provide sequenced and non-duplicative coursework, and articulated, dual, and prior learning, where possible. All Perkins funded programs will meet the definition of a Perkins Eligible CTE Program of Study beginning July 1, 2021.

Perkins V Manual

This manual sets forth the policies and procedures used by LCTCS to administer the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). The LCTCS has undertaken the development of this manual to provide staff, eligible subrecipients, and the public the highest level of transparency as to the processes used by the LCTCS in the administration of this federal program. The Legislative Auditor of Louisiana, U.S. Education Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), and Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) may rely on the procedures and internal controls described herein to assess LCTCS’ compliance with the following:

  • Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V);
  • Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR); and
  • The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 C.F.R. Part 200).

Useful Links



Dr. Brittney Williams
State Director for Career and Technical Education
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Martha Moore
Assistant Director for Career and Technical Education
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Tawn Augustus
Associate Director of Program Compliance
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Ann D. Zanders
Coordinator for Career and Technical Education
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Bryan “BJ” Bertucci
Coordinator for Career and Technical Education
[email protected]

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