Career & Technical Education Support
Carl Perkins Consortium
The Greenbush Carl Perkins Consortium provides a broad range of Career and Technical Education (CTE) initiatives to member districts. This includes incorporating CTE utilizing on-site training, interactive distance learning and online instruction; providing high-tech equipment and requisite training; supporting teacher stipends and scholarships for training; providing support and technology to assist member technical education students in improving their reading and math skills; providing targeted staff development; and providing on-site technical assistance to member districts.
Kansas school districts that operate approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and pathways are eligible for federal Carl D. Perkins funds which target the improvement of their approved CTE programs/pathways. Districts who are awarded less than $15,000 annually in Perkins funds are required to participate in the grant through a Consortium. We consolidate participating district's federal Perkins funds and re-distributes the funds to the member districts based on an Annual Plan developed by the Consortium's Advisory Committee. Funds are distributed to school districts based on a set amount per district for each Perkins activity.
Kansas Statewide CTE Mentoring Network
Greenbush - The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center received a federal grant award under the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Pathway Initiative to implement a Kansas Statewide CTE Mentoring Network. Objectives of the project include:
- Partner with the Kansas Center for Career & Technical Education to enhance and expand their mentoring program, and align their program to state and national standards for best practices in mentoring.
- Develop an online Community of Practice to institutionalize mentoring best practices, including developing Explorations modules in conjunction with the New Teacher Center.
- Improve partnerships with the CTE teacher education programs (PSU, KSU, FHSU). Each IHE partner will work collaboratively within their region to support both mentors and mentees.
- Increase the number of trained CTE mentors within Kansas for a total of 75, thus impacting an estimated 25+ new teachers per year.
- Institute a statewide public marketing campaign to increase awareness of CTE mentoring opportunities.
Those interested in participating in the mentoring program may sign up at: KCCTE Statewide Mentoring Network