Career and Technical Education in Kentucky is responsible for meeting the performance measures outlined in the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act in order to receive federal funding.
Public Comment Sought
KDE seeks public comment on proposed amendments to Kentucky's Carl D. Perkins federal performance goals. The public comment period will be August 15th to October 15th. The public may send written comments on the proposed goals to Karla Tipton, Branch Manager, Data and Investment Branch, Office of Career and Technical Education, Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., Fifth Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601. Comments also may be submitted by email to Karla.Tipton@education.ky.gov or by telephone at (502) 564-4286.
Perkins State Approved Programs of Study
The Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition, working with the Kentucky Community and Technical College Systems, has developed example secondary to postsecondary career pathways leading to industry certifications, certificates, diplomas and/or degrees aligned to state in-demand industry sectors and support occupations. In planning secondary to postsecondary programs of study, local school districts and partnering postsecondary institutions shall work together to ensure programs of study are aligned and implemented to meet the specialized needs of business and industry and meet the goals of the student's individual learning plan.
Perkins V Performance Measures
Kentucky has set specific annual goals based on the Perkins performance indicators, to ensure that eligible recipients are monitoring growth. These goals are part of the recipient’s application, which asks them to detail actions that have been taken that enabled the district to meet the goal or to develop an improvement plan to assist with meeting the goal.
Uses of Perkins Funds
Perkins legislation requires that each eligible recipient complete a Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment and meet the definitions of Size, Scope and Quality before Perkins funds can be expended. The law also outlines six required use of funds and suggested activities. Documentation is needed at the local level that justifies the six required use of funds. The eligible recipients must meet all six requirements when spending Perkins funds.
Guidelines for Perkins V Advisory Committees
To maintain Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs that meet current occupational needs, CTE educators rely heavily on advice from business and industry.
An Advisory Committee is a group of persons made up of employers, parents, students, teachers, and school administrators. These groups should advice schools on items such as curriculum, equipment, and student work-based learning.
CLNA Tool Template
The Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) is a review of the career and technical programs of study offered by all Perkins eligible recipients.It is required to be completed by any secondary or postsecondary institution that receives Perkins basic grant funds. All Perkins expenditures must be linked to the CLNA. Recipients must work with at least one other regional partner when completing the CLNA.
The Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) Guide is a question and answer document to give guidance to Perkins eligible recipients when completing the CLNA.
CLNA Data Tool 2023
Use this tool to find the data needed for your CLNA Report for 2023
The Perkins V Size Scope and Quality Q and A
All Perkins eligible recipients are required to meet the states definition of size, scope, and quality in order to spend Perkins funds. This document provides the state definitions and answers basic questions around the implementation of size, scope and quality for secondary and postsecondary basic grant recipients.
Office of Career and Technical Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4286 Ext 4221
Fax (502) 564-4800