Posted on: March 14, 2016

IACET Supports U.S. Department of Education Secretary King's Call for the Reauthorization of the Perkins Act

[Reston, Virginia] The International Association for Continuing Education and Development (IACET) sent a letter of support to Education Department John B. King, Jr. For his call to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act. This law provides over $1.1 billion of grants for America's career and technical education programs in post-secondary institutions as well as grades 7-12.

Read our letter here.

The Obama Administration wants to adapt the 2006 Perkins Act to make it more effective in the post-recession economy. The below priorities were listed in a March 10, 2016 press release:

  • Effective alignment with today's labor market, including clear expectations for high-quality programs.
  • Stronger collaboration among secondary and post-secondary institutions, employers and industry partners.
  • Meaningful accountability to improve academic and employment outcomes for students; and finally,
  • Local and state innovation in CTE, particularly the development and replication of innovative CTE models.

Read about the Perkins Act.

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET accredits education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines originally created in 1968 and recently updated by the IACET Council for Standards Development (ICSD). IACET accreditation is the standard learners seek for quality when they choose a provider. IACET's Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. Find out what accreditation can do for your organization:

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