Perkins V

Contact Information

CTE Consultant, Carl D. Perkins A-L
Randall Butt
(307) 777-5329
randall.butt@wyo.gov
CTE Consultant, Carl D. Perkins M-Z
Jeannie Coulson
(307) 777-6808
jeannie.coulson@wyo.gov

The Carl D. Perkins Career Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is a federal act designed to develop more fully the academic and career technical skills of secondary education students and post-secondary education students who elect to enroll in career technical education programs. Perkins V provides federal funding for secondary and postsecondary career and technical education in Wyoming.

The above presentation included a video on the first slide. This video is available here.

Public Comment

The WDE is taking public comment on the proposed Wyoming state plan for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). The act provides federal funding for secondary and postsecondary career and technical education in Wyoming.

The 2019-20 federal award to Wyoming is $5,037,372. In order to receive these funds, Wyoming is required by federal mandate to submit its plan for Wyoming Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the next four years.

To help develop the Wyoming state plan, the Perkins V State Advisory Council of stakeholders was formed to propose guidelines and performance assessment targets for school districts and community colleges receiving Perkins funds, in order to provide students with high quality educational and work-based learning opportunities.

Public comment on the proposed plan is open through January 3, 2020. Comments can be submitted online or mailed to:

Wyoming Department of Education
Attn: Dr. Michelle Aldrich
122 West 25th Street, Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Meet the Advisory Council


Wyatt Agar

Curtis Biggs

Nicole Carr

Richard Cisneros Jr.

Cindy Delancey
Grace Godfrey
Carla Hester-Croft

Rob Hill

Jed Jensen
Pat JoyceLaurie Knowlton
Bill Lambert

Katie Legerski

Stephanie Meisner-Maggard

Dr. Ben Moritz

Patrick Moss

Brendan O’Connor

Shawn Reese

Kim Russell

Dan Selleroli

Bruce Thoren