Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) contains the vision and strategies for career and technical education development, innovation, support and improvement that the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the Minnesota Department of Education, and local consortia—including their partners—have developed. We are soliciting public review and feedback on the proposed Minnesota 4-Year State Plan in fulfillment of the requirements of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act Public Law 115-224. 

Minnesota 4-Year State Plan Submission and Report

Minnesota 4-Year Plan Final Submission and Report (.pdf)

This document includes the full Minnesota 4-Year State Plan inclusive of narrative, assurances, public comment documentation and letters of support.

Thank you to everyone who helped with this project.

Submitted by Jeralyn Jargo, State Director for CTE, Minnesota State 


The Perkins V Act is dedicated to increasing learner access to high-quality Career and Technical programs of study. It provides dedicated resources to implement programs and support the range of educational needs of students from exploration through career preparation. The addition of the required comprehensive local needs assessment strives to provide a balance between student needs with the current and emerging economic needs. 

The public comment period on the Minnesota 4-Year State Plan closed on January 31, 2020.

Transition Plan

Minnesota's Transition Plan was submitted to the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)/Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in April 2019. Approval of the plan released federal funding on July 1, 2019 for implementation of the Transition Plan.

  • July 2019-June 2020

4-Year Perkins V State Plan

The full 4-Year Minnesota State and Minnesota Department of Education joint state plan will be submitted with the WIOA State Plan in March 2020.

  • Year 1: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021
  • Year 2: July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022
  • Year 3: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Year 4: July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024
For additional information, please contact Jeralyn Jargo, Minnesota State, at (651) 201-1650 or

Minnesota's Vision for Career and Technical Education

Advancing career and technical education empowers every learner to realize a rewarding career.


Quality career and technical education ensures every learner has equitable acess to career-connected learning through a network of knowledgeable partners.