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“The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law by President Trump on July 31, 2018. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) and continued Congress’ commitment in providing nearly $1.3 billion annually for career and technical education (CTE) programs for our nation’s youth and adults.”
- Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN)
Northland Pioneer College uses Perkins Grant funds to supplement Career and Technical Education, Nursing and Allied Health, and Education programs, and does not use Perkins grant funds to supplant non-federal funds. The grant is administered by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) for all Arizona Community Colleges.
Purpose and Requirements of Perkins Funding
The purpose of Perkins V is to support occupational programs by providing annual grant funds which Northland Pioneer College uses to:
- Strengthen the academic, occupational, and technical skills of students.
- Provide students with strong experience in and understanding of all aspects of an industry, including partnerships/collaboration with local industry representatives.
- Develop, improve or expand the use of technology in career and technical education, nursing and allied health and education programs.
- Provide professional development programs to instructors, advisors, and administrators.
- Develop and implement evaluations of career and technical education programs, including nursing and allied health and education programs.
- Initiate, improve, expand and modernize quality career and technical education programs, including nursing and allied health and education programs.
- Provide services and activities that are of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be effective.
- Link secondary and post-secondary career and technical education, including programs of study and articulation agreements to include college credits.
Performance Measures & Reporting
To receive Perkins Grant funding, NPC is required to submit an extensive grant application, and provide regular fiscal and program reports to document compliance with federal and state law.
Northland Pioneer College is required to submit its annual performance on three Perkins Performance Measures via the Consolidated Annual Report (CAR report).
1P1 Retention & Placement
- Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators who, during the second quarter after program completion, remain enrolled in postsecondary education or advanced training, enter military service, a service program that receives assistance through the National & Community Service Act of 1990, the Peace Corps or were employed.
- Denominator: Number of CTE concentrators who completed their CTE program in the reporting year.
- Goal for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Reporting in Fall 2021) – 35%
2P1 Credential, Certificate or Degree
- Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators who attained a recognized postsecondary certificate, degree or credential during participation in a CTE program or within one year of program completion.
- Denominator: Number of CTE concentrators who left postsecondary education during the reporting year.
- Goal for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Reporting in Fall 2021) – 45%
3P1 Nontraditional Enrollment (Gender)
- Numerator: Number of nontraditional students who concentrated in a nontraditional CTE program in the reporting year.
- Denominator: Number of students who concentrated in a nontraditional CTE program in the reporting year.
- Goal for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Reporting in Fall 2021) – 22%
Improvement Plan - If a college does not meet at least 90 percent of the annually adjusted Performance Measure Levels, an Improvement Plan has to be submitted for the next grant year.