The Carl D. Perkins Grant funds programs that aim to increase student retention/completion and job placement for students in all occupational majors and certificate programs. These funds provide a wide variety of programs to encourage student success such as the Achievement in Nursing Advising/Support Program, a Perkins Goals Coach, a Career Coach and supplemental Tutors. The Grant funds many beneficial classroom learning tools/resources for occupational students to provide them with a hands-on “industry specific” experience. One notable example is the “SIM Lab” for our Nursing students. The Grant also supports connections for students to jobs by funding transportation for field trips to local businesses and industry related destinations.
New programs and purchasing ideas are discussed and developed each year. The Director of Perkins Programs reaches out to work with CTE faculty/directors to create these new and effective programs with approval from department Deans. If you should have an idea for a beneficial classroom learning resource or a new program you are encouraged to contact Laverne Tyrrell at 215-968-8140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.