Carl Perkins State Funding

The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act was originally authorized in 1984, and most recently reauthorized in October of 1998.

The purpose of Perkins is to:

  • Prepare a workforce with the academic and vocational skills needed to compete successfully in a world market

  • Further develop the academic and technical skills of career and technical education students through the development and achievement of high standards

  • Link secondary and postsecondary programs, and academic, vocational, and technical instruction

  • Disseminate national research about career and technical education

  • Provide professional development and technical assistance to career and technical educators

Goals at LWIT

LWIT received $255,169 in Perkins funds for 2005-06. This amount was used to:

  • Employ technical aides to assist professional technical students in lab settings

  • Employ a tutoring coordinator to provide assistance to students with academic challenges

  • Provide appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities

  • Provide support for special populations in technical programs

  • Provide professional development activities for professional technical faculty, counselors, and administrators

  • Strengthen academic skills by providing math and English tutors in the Academic Skills Center

  • Improve the use of technology and teaching expertise of professional technical faculty

  • Update equipment in technical programs to meet industry standards

  • Support data collection via technical program surveys

  • Recruit and retain nontraditional students in technical programs

  • Support curriculum revision and updates to meet industry standards

For more information on Perkins III, the Workforce Investment Act, and other federal laws regarding workforce education, visit the US Department of Education.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or whether a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Age Discrimination Act.

The individual listed below has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Affirmative Action Officer
Human Resources Department
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 739-8212