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The Local Planning Process
Developing a local plan through analyzing data and formulating a strategic plan for career and technical education will allow the use of funds, regardless of the source, to best meet the needs of all students enrolled in career education.
The planning process for use of Perkins IV funds should be a part of and coordinated with the total school improvement plan and/or technology plan for the district/consortium or community college.
The critical steps of the planning process are:
• Assessing current demographic data, labor market, population and career education program data.
• Involving a career education advisory committee with diverse representation of parents, business leaders, students, special populations, and CTE and non-CTE instructors. (This advisory committee must conduct a least one meeting to advise on application of funds.)
• Establishing goals and objectives aimed at meeting the needs of the students in career education programs.
• Identifying career and technical education programs that can best meet established educational objectives though the use of Perkins IV funds.
• Analyzing past performance on Perkins Performance Measurement Quality Indicators.
• Allocating resources to achieve identified goals and objectives.
• Evaluating results and making necessary revisions. This planning process should be used to provide guidance for the development of the five-year plan and annual application to focus the use of Perkins IV funds provided to each district, institution, and consortium.