Minnesota State and Minnesota Department of Education invites you and the members of the community to attend and participate in public hearings to discuss the changes to the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). The focus of Perkins V is the alignment of systems and program improvement (Section 122:(a)(3) State Plan requirement of The Act).

We're seeking your input on:

  • proposed state determined performance levels,
  • the alignment of programs of study to industry needs,
  • increasing student access to high-quality education, and
  • supporting the full continuum of offerings from career exploration through preparations to meet the changing needs of learners and employers.

Accepting Public Comment on Performance Levels

Thank you for participating in these public hearing sessions. We are still accepting feedback on performance levels which has been extended to January 31, 2020.

Submit general comments

Submit comments on performance levels


The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) reauthorizes the federal investment in career and technical education from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2025 and retains the state governance structure of the current law. The general responsibilities such as the state plan development and local grantee oversight remain largely the same. Minnesota will continue to fund local consortia (high school districts plus their postsecondary college partners) to spur innovation and support programs of study aligned with high-skill, high-wage, or in-demand occupations or industries.

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is dedicated to increasing learner access to high-quality Career and Technical programs of study. It provides dedicated resources to implement programs and support the range of educational needs of students from exploration through career preparation. The addition of the required comprehensive local needs assessment strives to provide a balance between student needs with the current and emerging economic needs. 

There are two ways to provide general comments:

  1. Email your questions and comments to myCTEidea@minnstate.edu
  2. Submit your questions and comments to us online.

Transition Plan

Minnesota's Transition Plan was submitted to the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)/Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in April 2019. Approval of the plan released federal funding on July 1, 2019 for implementation of the Transition Plan.

  • July 2019-June 2020

4-Year Perkins V State Plan

The full 4-Year Minnesota State and Minnesota Department of Education joint state plan will be submitted with the WIOA State Plan in April 2020.

  • Year 1: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021
  • Year 2: July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022
  • Year 3: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Year 4: July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024
For additional information, please contact Jeralyn Jargo, Minnesota State, at (651) 201-1650 or Jeralyn.Jargo@minnstate.edu.

Minnesota's Vision for Career and Technical Education

Advancing career and technical education empowers every learner to realize a rewarding career.


Quality career and technical education ensures every learner has equitable acess to career-connected learning through a network of knowledgeable partners.