Who We Are
What is the State Board for Career and Technical Education? The federal legislation known as the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (aka Perkins IV) authorizes each state and territory to receive a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. There must be a receiving entity within each state and territory known as an eligible agency. In the State of Hawai‘i, that eligible agency is the State Board for Career and Technical Education (aka the Board of Regents). The board’s purpose is to carry out the provisions of the law. The provisions include: state planning for career and technical education; disbursal of funds; program evaluation; and required reporting. The president of the university serves as administrative officer of the board.
What is CTECAC?
Created by Hawai‘i Revised Statute, the Career and Technical Education Coordinating Advisory Council (CTECAC) is the primary mechanism for State Board for Career and Technical Education coordination and consultation at the policy level. The council’s membership includes representatives from the Hawai‘i Board of Education, the State Board for Career and Technical Education, and the Workforce Development Council. The President of the University of Hawai‘i and the State Superintendent of Education serve as ex-officio voting members. CTECAC meets quarterly to discuss matters relating to the Perkins’ legislation and state career and technical activities.
What is the Office of the State Director for Career and Technical Education?
The Office of the State Director for Career and Technical Education is the administrative arm of the State Board for Career and Technical Education. The State Director’s office assists the State Board in carrying out the purpose and provisions of the Perkins’ legislation. The State Office develops and revises the State Plan for career and technical education, recommends establishment of polices for career and technical education, and assists the Department of Education and the University of Hawai'i Community College System in planning, coordinating, and evaluating career and technical education programs, activities, and services.
Who are the eligible recipients of the Perkins funds?
The eligible recipients of the Perkins funds are the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges and the Hawai‘i Department of Public Safety.