Welcome to the Modesto Junior College Carl Perkins V & Strong Workforce Web Site.
The Carl Perkins Act, also commonly referred to as "CTE Perkins", is a federal act that supports resources for instructional programs and services for the success of students from "special populations" enrolled in Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs. Special populations include to students who are
- economically disadvantaged,
- limited English proficient,
- student with disabilities,
- single parents and displaced homemakers, and/or
- non-traditional gender representation in the discipline of study
Strong Workforce Program: More and Better Career Technical Education to Increase Social Mobility and Fuel Regional Economies with Skilled Workers
At the recommendation of the California Community College Board of Governors, the Governor and Legislature approved the Strong Workforce Program, adding a new annual recurring investment to spur Career Technical Education (CTE) in the nation’s largest workforce development system of 115 colleges. Strong Workforce Program funding aims to create more and better CTE - more enrollments, more completions, more students employed in their field of interest.
At Modesto Junior College, the application planning and submission process is due each academic year on the first Friday in December. Project applications funded begin their workplan in the upcoming academic year. Projects have up to 24 months to complete all expenditures and workplan activities.
In this site, you will find information about the Carl Perkins Act and Strong Workforce funded investments and information on the campus application process.
2024/25 SWP/Perkins Application Due Date EXTENDED to December 20, 2023.
2023-24 Perkins Professional Development Request Form is Now Open! Please complete the online application below and submit for review by the MJC Perkins Team. Requests will be reviewed for merit and application to the Carl Perkins V Act.
In the 2023-24 academic year, Carl Perkins Act & Strong Workforce Resources will support the following Instructional Programs and Service Departments:
- Administrative Justice
- Automotive Electricity
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Child Development
- Human Services
- Industrial Electronics
- Innovation Center
- Manufacturing/ Machining
- Medical Assisting
- Respiratory Care
- Sports Medicine
- CTE Articulation & Dual Enrollment
Perkins & Strong Workforce Campus Team
Martha Robles - Lead Administrator
Dean: School of Health
Location: Glacier Building, West Campus
Additional Dean -TBD -
Rebecca Heinrich Administrative Secretary Phone: 209.575.6066 Location: Sierra Hall 255, West Campus
Dr. Brian Sanders
Interim Vice President of Instruction
Location: Morris 205
Strong Workforce Force/Perkins Committee:
Martha Robles, Instruction Dean
TBD - Student Service Dean
Lori Marchy, Agriculture Faculty: Academic Senate
Aaron Sanchez, Counselor Industry Trades
Saul Guzman, Sr. Accountant Classified
CTE Perkins & Strong Workforce Application Instructions