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The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) administers, coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.
For the latest news and information about career and technical education and adult education, see the "OCTAE Connection newsletter" and the OCTAE Blog.

Career and Technical Education

The Division of Academic and Technical Education is responsible for helping all students acquire challenging academic and technical skills and be prepared for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations in the 21st century global economy.

OCTAE's Career and Technical Education initiatives are designed to:

  • Administering state formula and discretionary grant programs under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins).
  • Providing assistance to states to improve program quality, implementation, and accountability.
  • Establishing national initiatives that help states implement rigorous career and technical education programs.
For the latest information and reosurces about career and technical education, please visit our Perkins Collaborative Resource Network.
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