Katie Robertson, CTE Coordinator
The Career and Technical Education Department has the responsibility to develop and coordinate the Carl D. Perkins Federal Program. It is our goal to serve as a liaison between our member schools and the Arkansas Department of Career Education. We are here to encourage the development, implementation and improvement of Career and Technical Education programs and to provide professional development and assistance to CTE teachers, administrators and counselors.
The Career and Technical Education Department of the South Central Service Cooperative serves 8 school districts which are members of our consortium and who receive funds from the Federal Carl Perkins Act. These funds are used for program improvement activities in the Career and Technical Education program areas of Agriculture, Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS), Career Exploration & Preparation, and Skilled and Technical Sciences. Perkins activities must support at least one of the following Perkins indicators: CTE skill attainment; academic skill attainment; graduation rates; placement in postsecondary, the military or employment; and participation or completion of nontraditional programs. Improvement of CTE programs through Perkins activities must also include these three components: (1) a change in the curriculum to add advanced technologies, (2) the purchase of instructional equipment needed to teach the new technology, and (3) professional development for the teacher on both teaching the new curriculum and using the new equipment.
Carl Perkins Consortium Members