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.
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.