The purpose of the 1998 Perkins Act is fourfold: (1) to build on the efforts of states and localities to develop challenging academic standards; (2) to promote the development of services and activities that integrate academic, vocational and technical instruction and that link secondary and postsecondary education; (3) to increase state and local flexibility to provide services and activities; and (4) to disseminate national research and to provide professional development and technical assistance that will improve vocational and technical education programs.
Specific activities for FY 2005 include purchase of laboratory equipment and instructional supplies for the Dental Program, Veterinary Technology program, the Anatomy & Physiology lab for Nursing and Allied Health Programs, and the Exercise Science Program. In addition, travel and summer stipends are included for professional development and curriculum development to strengthen the Allied Health and Manufacturing Program school to career pathways. These expenditures will enable visitations to exemplary vocational programs as well as program improvement efforts that are expected to increase non-traditional participation and compeletion.
If you have questions, comments &/or suggestions concerning Bergen Community College Perkins Spending Plan, please contact Dr. William Yakowicz in the Grants Administration Office (Room A-328, Phone 612-5253).
Carl D. Perkins Grant Spending Plans are developed annually by a representative committee that includes:
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