Career and Technical Education
Minnesota State plays a critical role in elevating career and technical education in Minnesota by increasing learner access to high-quality career and technical programs. We accomplish this through the Perkins V Legislation. We provide dedicated resources to implement programs and support the range of educational needs of students from career exploration through college and workforce preparation.
The staff in the Career and Technical Education unit provides statewide leadership and support to Minnesota State community and technical colleges and secondary school districts through a consortium partnership model. We support the mission of Minnesota State through the implementation of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) to advance career and technical education for all learners.
Karl R. Ohrn
System Director for Career and Technical Education (Interim)
Karl serves a dual role as the State Director for Career and Technical Education in the state and nationally, representing the interests of Minnesota. The Minnesota State Board of Trustees is the eligible agency authorized to receive and disburse federal Perkins V funds and to supervise the administration of the state career and technical education programs in Minnesota.
Advancing career and technical education
We are committed to ensuring:
- An equity lens for all decision-making
Inclusionof all stakeholders
- Being bold, innovative, and focused on continuous improvement
- Responsiveness to the evolving labor market