Consortia Resources

These resources are intended for local Perkins consortia and their partners to help with the development and implementation of Perkins IV.

CTE: Learning that works for Minnesota Campaign Resources

These resources are made available to Perkins Coordinators and Consortia Contacts.

Perkins IV Operational Handbook
(Revised April 2010)
This handbook describes and outlines how Perkins IV
is being implemented in Minnesota. You will find topics such as Program planning and operation, Accountability, Financial Requirements, Perkins IV Federal and State Definitions, and Perkins IV Policy and Procedures.
Perkins IV Sec. 124 Leadership (Required and Permissible Activities)  
MN Perkins Consortium Required and Permissive Uses of Funds  (Watch the Webinar)

Program Advisory Committee Handbook
(2010 Edition)
The handbook clearly and thoroughly explains the purpose and structure of a committee and the roles of its members. It can serve as a tool for all committee members and may be especially helpful when introducing new members to your committee. Read the Final Report.

Directory of Approved Perkins Local Applications
View all approved Perkins Local Applications. If you would like to view earlier Local Applications, please contact Florence Newton at (651) 201-1679 to make a request.

The 5 Step Process
Improving Performance: The Five-Step Process Guidebook. A product of the United States Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education.

Prepare for a Career! planning guide
(Designed by the Minnesota Department of Education and Positively MN)

Clusters & Pathways Framework (Revised September 2012)

programs of study framework
(Click on the image to download the 8.5x11 size)

Download the 8.5x11 letter size poster (pdf)
Download the 18x24 poster (pdf)

Pathways to Success: A guide for Minnesota parents
This guide was developed in partnership with iSEEK and the Minnesota Department of Education to help parents talk to their teen about career pathways, talk about the career development process and today's labor makrket.
2011 version
2010 version

Local Perkins Consortia Map 2014-2015 Version
The map depicts the 26 Perkins consortia in Minnesota.  Each consortium is composed of school districts and Minnesota State Colleges.  Contact information for each consortium (secondary and post-secondary is also listed.

Consortium Formation and Characteristics under Perkins IV (weblink)
Unit 1 provides an overview of national data on consortia formation under Perkins IV and a description of the forms that consortia take within states. Units 2-4 will feature six states using differing approaches to allocate their Perkins IV funds. Minnesota’s approach is featured in Unit 2, with our own MN West Local CTE Perkins Consortium provided as an example. The fifth unit features a panel discussion. The Report, recorded webinars and slides are provided through the National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education (NCiCTE). There is no fee for the webinars or slides. 

"Effective Strategies to Align Learner Levels: Minnesota Local Consortia"
by JoAnn Simser, State Director for Career & Technical Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and Daniel Smith, Center for Postsecondary Success, Minnesota Department of Education.

Technical Education and Career Paths in Minnesota
2011 Report to the Minnesota Legislature on Technical Education Program Certificate and Diploma Requirements (March 2011)

Post-secondary Success for All: Increasing Awareness, Aspiration, Opportunity and Attainment (ppt)
A vision for redesigning grades 11, 12, 13 and 14 in Minnesota by Karen Hynick, MnSCU System Director for College Transitions and Fasttrac