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The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) works to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs and programs of study.

Career and Technical Education
CTE Program Applications

Districts are required to complete an annual CTE program consultation with the DOE Division of Career and Technical Education in conjunction with the SD-CLNA to maintain their program approval status. DCTE Regional Specialists will guide districts through this process on a one on one basis. There are three basic elements of this process outside of the consultation itself. Please follow up with your district’s regional specialist for further guidance and instructions.

Please use the link for the CTE region your district belongs to. Check which region your district is in.

District Reports

Teacher Reports

Concentrator Definition

Perkins Reserve Grants

The Perkins Reserve Grant is not accepting applications at this time. When the 2020-2021 Perkins Reserve Grant opens this web page will be updated and communications will go out via the CTE Regional Specialists. Stay tuned for more information!

Contact Michelle Nelson with the SD Department of Education at (605) 773-4740 with any question.