The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) provides a renewed vision of career and technical education programs for the 21st century.
Perkins IV provides an increased focus on academic achievement of Career and Technical Education (CTE) students, increases State and local accountability, and strengthens the connections between secondary and postsecondary education.
The Perkins program at SouthArk seeks to encourage students in their academic planning and making good choices that lead to high-skilled, high-paid jobs.
The students in our CTE programs receive assistance with career exploration and job-readiness preparation.
Through a programmatic approach CTE students may receive tutorial services, participate in life and study skills workshops, and attend career or job fairs.