I’m writing to encourage your schools and districts to complete an online survey to share observations, experiences and insights on career and technical education (CTE) in Iowa. The input we receive will help in the development of Iowa’s state plan required under the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, commonly referred to as Perkins V.
Iowa’s Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, which was convened by the Iowa Department of Education earlier this fall, has requested broad public input to ensure Iowa’s state plan meets the unique needs of our learners, educators and employers. Feedback gathered through this online survey will provide guidance to the Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, whose charge is to ensure Iowa’s state plan positions CTE as a driving force for education, workforce and economic development.
The online survey is open through December 6, 2019.
A draft of Iowa’s state plan will be available for public comment in December. All public comments will be considered in the final development of Iowa’s state plan.
More information will be shared once the public comment period has been announced. In addition, the Department intends to hold public forums prior to submitting the final plan to Governor Reynolds in March.
Thank you for your time and willingness to assist in this important work.
Ryan Wise, Iowa Department of Education