Purpose and Requirements of Perkins Funding

The purpose of the "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006" is the support of career & technical occupational programs by providing annual grant funds which AWC is required to use for the following:

  • strengthen the academic, occupational and technical skills of students

  • provide students with strong experience in and understanding of all aspects of an industry, including partnerships/collaboration with local industry representatives

  • develop, improve or expand the use of technology in career and technical education

  • provide professional development programs to instructors, counselors and administrators

  • develop and implement evaluations of career & technical education programs

  • initiate, improve, expand and modernize quality career & techincal education programs

  • provide services and activities that are of sufficient size, scope and quality to be effective

  • link secondary and postsecondary career and technical education including Tech Prep initiatives and articulation agreements to include credits.

Reporting Requirements

To receive Perkins grant funding Arizona Western College is required to submit an extensive grant application as well as regular fiscal and program reports to ensure compliance with federal and state law. In addition AWC has to report if the program meets the annually adjusted Performance Measure Levels (CAR Report).

For questions regarding this program please contact the Career & Technical Education Division via email or call (928) 344-7567.

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 344-7567
Location: CTE
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm