Give Your Input: Workforce Education Needs

December 11, 2019 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Give Your Input: Workforce Education Needs

On July 31, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), a bipartisan reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV).

This law represents the legislature’s recognition that education needs more support in order to train the workforce of the future with industry-specific skills. It also provides every student with the opportunity to explore, choose, and follow career and technical education programs/pathways where students can learn valuable workplace skills and potentially earn industry certifications.

Recently, Lexington District One worked with surrounding districts, Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA), Midlands Regional Education Centers, and Midlands Technical College to develop a workforce needs survey for area businesses.

MEBA Workforce Development Survey

As part of the law, school districts and career/technical schools are required to survey area business and industry leaders to learn their needs. We will then use this data to develop a bi-annual report which shows how we offer and financially support programs across our district that meet the local workforce’s needs.

Please take a moment to complete this survey as the Technology Center will also make future decisions about programs and program offerings using the data collected.

MEBA Workforce Development Survey