Wyo. needs plan to receive $5,037,372 for career and tech. education (VIDEO)

Students at Pathways take a break from their house construction project last school year. (Brendan LaChance, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming has been awarded $5,037,372 in 2019-2020 “Perkins V” federal funding to support career and technical education (CTE).

However, in order for the state to receive these funds, they must submit a four year plan that sets goals for CTE in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Department of Education has a set of proposed performance targets and announced on Monday, Sept. 9 that they are seeking public comment on their proposal.

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“The Perkins V State Advisory Council of stakeholders was formed to propose guidelines and performance assessment targets for school districts and community colleges receiving Perkins funds in order to provide student learners with high quality educational and workbased learning opportunities,” the education department said.

The following proposed targets would be used to measure Wyoming’s progress toward reaching the state’s CTE goals:

Wyoming Dept. of Education

“By federal definition, secondary concentrators are students who have completed two courses in a career program of study and postsecondary concentrators are students who have completed 12 credit hours in a career program of study or an industry credential,” the announcement adds.

Perkins V was signed into law in July 2018 and Wyoming’s one year transition plan received approval in July 2019.

The state’s full plan is due April 15, 2020.

Public comment will be accepted through Nov. 9.

Comments can be submitted online. They can also be mailed to the following address:

  • Wyoming Department of Education
  • Attn: Dr. Michelle Aldrich
  • 122 West 25th Street, Suite E200
  • Cheyenne, WY 82002

People wishing to comment on a specific indicator should refer to it by its indicator number in the above chart.

This video talks about CTE success stories in Wyoming: