Public input sought for Mississippi’s CTE plan

Public input sought for Mississippi’s CTE plan

November 19, 2019
Contact: Brock Turnipseed

Mississippi Department of Education Press Release

The Mississippi State Board of Education is seeking public comments on the Carl D. Perkins V State Plan that governs career and technical education in the state.

Mississippi’s vision for education and workforce development is to ensure students graduate high school prepared for post-secondary studies and success in the workforce.

The goals of the Perkins plan are to provide a pipeline of qualified workers to meet economic and industry needs; to define the size, scope and quality for CTE programs that are appropriate for Mississippi in 2020; to develop and implement CTE performance indicators that are aligned to state and federal expectations; and to implement a regional and local needs assessment that brings stakeholders together to identify CTE program needs.

The Mississippi Department of Education worked with the Mississippi Community College Board, the Mississippi State University Research and Curriculum Unit and business and workforce representatives to develop the plan.

To generate additional public participation, three regional feedback meetings are scheduled for stakeholders to ask questions and provide feedback about Mississippi's Perkins plan.

  • Dec. 9, 3-5 p.m.  – C.M. Brewer FFA Center, Raymond
  • Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m. – Petal Middle School Research and Development Lab, Petal
  • Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m.  – Tupelo High School Media Center, Tupelo

View the full plan at Public comments may be submitted until 5 p.m. Dec. 18 to