February is Career and Technical Education Month! We encourage everyone to take some time this month to learn more about CTE and programs offered across Louisiana's community and technical colleges.
This site provides information on curriculum, programs, rules, and other information for Career and Technical Education (CTE). We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this site for individuals working to provide high quality career and technical programs for students. Join the CTE mailing list and receive updates.
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:
Executive Director for Career and Technical Education/Perkins V State Director
Assistant Executive Director for Career and Technical Education
Director of Program Compliance
Associate Director of Program Compliance
Coordinator of Program Compliance
Coordinator for Career and Technical Education
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).
Advance CTE is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State CTE Directors and state leaders of Career Technical Education.
The Association for Career and Technical Education provides a strong collective voice for professionals representing all facets of career and technical education by supporting CTE programming, initiatives and innovations and providing professional development resources, events and networking opportunities.
Louisiana Believes is built on the premise that Louisiana students are just as capable as any students in America, and that those closest to children – parents and teachers – are best positioned to help students achieve those expectations.
As a result of this belief, Louisiana has seen an increase in student performance in every measure both locally and nationally.
Explore long-term occupational projections for all occupations in Louisiana using this interactive map feature from Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The US Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) administers and coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.
View this page for the latest news and information about career and technical education and adult education.
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