Role of Perkins in Curriculum & Instruction
The Curriculum & Instruction department coordinates the development of Perkins resources for the benefit of workforce programs throughout the Lone Star College System. C&I staff work closely with faculty, program directors, and deans of workforce programs to develop recruitment and retention initiatives. The Perkins grants division is responsible for administering federal grant funds for the purpose of improving workforce education.
Visit Perkins on the Intranet for project outlines, performance measure reports, and much more.
More About Perkins
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 was passed almost unanimously by Congress in late July and was officially signed into law by President Bush on August 12. Perkins is a resource for workforce program innovation and improvement and also serves as an accountability system. The Perkins Act extends through the year 2012 and provides more than $1.2 billion in federal support for career and technical education programs in all 50 states.
Programs of Study
2008 - 2009
The Nursing teams participated in a program of study project in 2008 - 2009 to provide guidance to students needing information on a variety of nursing career and educational options.
2009 - 2010
The Computer Information Technology curriculum team contributed to a guidance brochure used by high school counselors and LSCS student services staff to illustrate the various paths through the CIT program options.
2010 - 2011
The Service Professions and Manufacturing / Industrial Professions clusters are the focus for this year's program of study in conjunction with gender balancing efforts. A Gender Career Challenge marketing campaign, "Anything You Can Do, We Can Do Better", will be launched through FaceBook targeting high school students.