- Career and technical education programs authorized under the the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) (Title 20, United States Code (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.))
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, statutory references in this section are to Pub. L. 115–224,— The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (“Perkins V” or “the Act”). (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.) The term “the State” used throughout this section refers to the State Perkins Eligible Agency and “the State Plan” refers to the “Perkins State Plan”.
(OMB Control Number: 1830-0029)
a. Plan Development and Consultation
- Describe how the State plan was developed in consultation with the stakeholders and in accordance with the procedures in section 122(c)(2) of Perkins V. See Text Box 1 for the statutory requirements for State plan consultation under section 122(c)(1) of Perkins V.
- Consistent with section 122(e)(1) of Perkins V, each eligible agency must develop the portion of the State plan relating to the amount and uses of any funds proposed to be reserved for adult career and technical education, postsecondary career and technical education, and secondary career and technical education after consultation with the State agencies identified in section 122(e)(1)(A)-(C) of the Act. If a State agency, other than the eligible agency, finds a portion of the final State plan objectionable, the eligible agency must provide a copy of such objections and a description of its response in the final plan submitted to the Secretary. (Section 122(e)(2) of Perkins V)
- Describe opportunities for the public to comment in person and in writing on the State plan. (Section 122(d)(14) of Perkins V)
Text Box 1: Statutory Requirements for State Plan Consultation
(Section 122(c)(1) of Perkins V)
The Governor’s Office, The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), The Alabama Community College System (ACCS), the State Workforce Development Board, and partner agencies to the combined state Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plan participated in joint state planning meetings beginning in June 2019. In order to achieve a unified workforce development system for the State of Alabama, the partner agencies worked to achieve consensus on comprehensive local needs assessments, plans to reach special and disconnected populations, stakeholder input, local and state performance targets, program quality and performance indicators, and alignment of programs in the combined state plan.
Meetings were held in the following locations:
Informational Meeting and the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Region One—July 18, Calhoun Community College
Region Two—July 25, Gadsden State Community College
Region Three—August 1, Shelton State Community College
Region Four—August 8, Lawson State Community College
Region Five—August 15, Trenholm State Community College
Region Six—August 22, Enterprise State Community College
Region Seven—August 29, Coastal Alabama Community College—Bay Minette
Local Stakeholder Input, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Region One—September 12, Calhoun Community College
Region Two—September 19, Gadsden State Community College
Region Three—September 26, Shelton State Community College
Region Four—October 3, Lawson State Community College
Region Five—October 10, Trenholm State Community College
Region Six—October 17, Enterprise State Community College
Region Seven—October 24, Coastal Alabama Community College—Bay Minette
(Appendix 1—See Stakeholder Invitation)
Fourteen regional meetings as described above were held to solicit stakeholder input. Stakeholders were provided a Quick Response (QR) code in which they could provide feedback. Stakeholders could also provide feedback by leaving handwritten comments at the meeting, viewing recordings of the meetings and leaving comments on the platform that hosted the recordings, or directly emailing the CTE section of ALSDE.
On November 1, 2019, a copy of the draft State Plan was placed on the Alabama State Department of Education (SDE)(www.alsde.edu) website and the Perkins V website (www.Alabamactso.org/PerkinsV) for 60 days of public review and comment.