Perkins Grant Coordinator
The Perkins Coordinator is responsible for the management and coordination of the Carl D. Perkins grants.
In cooperation and collaboration with secondary, post-secondary, and workforce partners, the Perkins Grant Coordinator:
- Provides strategic career and technical education (CTE) leadership to regional stakeholders to promote collaboration and alignment of the regional goals and objectives between partners
- Write and submit grant application(s), according to format required, to LCTCS
- Direct and coordinate evaluation and monitoring of grant-funded programs
- Compile, submit, and maintain periodic reports and documents to comply with grant requirements
Contact the Perkins Grant Coordinator
Suite 227, Acadian (site)
CTE Retention Specialists
The CTE Retention Specialists work with college administrators, faculty, and student services to assist students with specific needs. The specialists develop and implement program specific retention plans, and performs other duties to ensure students are successful. The CTE Retention Specialists also work with special populations including students who are considered non-traditional (by occupation), disabled, economically disadvantaged, single parents, displaced homemakers, and students with limited English proficiency.
In cooperation and collaboration with college administrators, the CTE Retention Specialists:
- Identify, track and maintain information (including retention and success rates) on all students enrolled in career and technical programs
- Develop and manage a system to identify and intervene with at risk students and students whose progress is not satisfactory
- Provide programs and supportive services to students who are enrolled in career and technical programs in order to support Perkins grant required criteria
- Develop programs and interventions to enhance participation, retention, goal completion and graduation of career and technical education students
- Coordinate initiatives and programs for students in career and technical education majors.
College and Careers Transitions Coordinators
The College and Careers Transitions Coordinators (CCTC) help make connections between high school, college, business and industry. CCTCS work to enhance the knowledge level about career and technical education opportunities available to secondary students at the postsecondary level through communication of career coaching activities, dual enrollment opportunities, and articulation agreements.
In cooperation and collaboration with regional, state, and local entities the College and Career Transitions Coordinators:
- Assist in promoting linkages between secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs
- Place a greater emphasis on career guidance and development
- Provide opportunities for students to obtain knowledge of high-skill, high-wage, high-demand occupations
- Facilitate professional development opportunities for career and technical education teachers, postsecondary faculty and counselors related to Career and Technical Education
- Facilitate increased information sharing to counselors, teachers, students, and parents regarding opportunities at the postsecondary level
- Enhance and build partnerships with business and industry to support the development of programs of study in high-wage, high-skill and high demand occupations