Perkins is a federal grant that supports students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs. CTE programs are skills-based courses of study that focus on preparing students to enter the workforce in high demand fields. Perkins offers services for students such as assistance with books, uniforms, tool kit rentals and other resources.

To be eligible:
You must be currently enrolled in a CTE program and meet one of the following nine criteria:

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults
  • Individuals who are in non-traditional fields for their gender
  • Single parents, including single pregnant women
  • Out-of-workforce individuals
  • Homeless individuals
  • Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
  • Youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces who is on active duty
  • Individuals with other barriers to educational achievement, including individuals with limited English proficiency/English language learners

View our flyer which shows a listing of CTE programs eligible for Perkins assistance (PDF)

View the CTE Perkins Newsletter (PDF)

If you think you may be eligible, please fill out the Perkins application form.

Online Perkins Application Form Downloadable Perkinks Application Form – Word Document

Contact Information:

Scott Wernsman
Associate Dean of Career & Technical Education
Phone: (618) 985-2828 Extension 8403
Fax: 618-985-4433
Office: G206C

Cathrine Hoekstra
Perkins Coordinator
Phone: (618) 985-2828 Extension 8075
Office: C206A

Francie Morhet
CTE Academic Advisor
Phone: (618) 985-2828 Extension 8041
Office: C204A