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Career Technical Education
Perkins IV and Potential for Education Redesign Efforts

Perkins IV implementation within New Mexico continues to support the alignment of career-technical education with State initiatives relating to the redesign of secondary schools and enhanced collaboration with post secondary education.

The implementation of Perkins IV ensures that career-technical education programs are an integral part of these efforts.

The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) is to assist states in developing a comprehensive system of Career-Technical Education.

Through the implementation of the 5-Year State Plan under Perkins IV, New Mexico seeks continued improvement in Career-Technical education programs by moving toward the deployment of the framework for 21st century learning at the secondary and post secondary levels using the career clusters framework.

The links below are designed to assist your institution in the management of your Perkins grant.

You are encouraged to contact your grant monitor for any assistance you may need.

Programs of Study

New Mexico Programs of Study for Local Implementation

The Public Education Department (PED), College and Career Readiness Bureau (CCRB), has formally adopted seven Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study as a resource to help schools strengthen career technical education statewide in the coming year.

The CCRB, in accordance with the state's Career Readiness Initiative and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of2006 (Perkins, Perkins IV, or the Act), is now making these formal programs of study available for local adoption in schools, and you are encouraged to begin using them as part of your comprehensive career technical education curriculum.

Memorandum from Director

Programs of Study for Local Adoption

Program of Study Evaluation Tool

CORD Career Pathways Documents (56mb zip) | Observation Guide

Career and Technical Education Standards

Common Career Technical Core Standards


New Perkins Directors Application Resources, January 13-14, 2016 NEW!


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  New Perkins Orientation Resources, Oct. 13, 2015 (Click to Expand)

Perkins Management Policies and Procedures NEW!

Grants Management Manual NEW!

6.29.3 NMAC Primary and Secondary Education (Common Career Technical Core Standards)

STARS CCRB Report Library

Perkins IV:

New Mexico 5 Year Career-Technical Education State Plan (Revised 4/8/16)

Consolidated Annual Report 2014-2015

Non-Traditional Careers
Stars Courses with Clusters and Nontraditional Status

Performance Data

Final Agreed upon Performance Measures and outcomes 2010-2015

Proficiencies by School 2007-2015

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