The Workforce Board is the Governor's designee for the oversight of funds received through the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act--a multi-million dollar grant that helps educators better prepare students for the workplace through innovative teaching techniques and other strategies.
The Workforce Board's role includes preparing and adopting a state plan, tracking state-level expenditures, establishing and tracking performance targets and submitting annual reports to the U.S. Department of Education.
For 2011-12, Washington received just $20.6 million which is split between the state's community and technical colleges (State Board for Community and Technical Colleges) and the state's K-12 system (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction).
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For more information about the Workforce Board's role in the Perkins Act and our state's funding, contact Terri Colbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.