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Tech Prep Program

Tech Prep is funded though the Carl D. Perkins Career Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV), and is a significant innovation in the education reform movement in the United States.

Tech Prep education is an articulated, planned sequence of study beginning in high school, and extending through at least two years of postsecondary education or an apprenticeship program. Programs can continue up to the Baccalaureate degree.

Emphasizing contextual learning and career pathways, Tech Prep is an important school-to-work transition strategy, helping all students make the connection between school and employment.

The California Perkins IV Tech-Prep Secondary to Postsecondary CTE Linkage Accountability Handbook is designed to facilitate target negotiations for each Tech-Prep performance indicator between the Perkins IV Tech-Prep Consortium and the Chancellor’s Office – Career Technical Education unit. The handbook also includes the measure specification, steps for evaluating subsequent year performance targets and the forms to complete when consortia do not meet negotiated minimum performance levels. Each performance year includes a cycle of: negotiating targets, evaluating performance, and submitting annual reports.

Grant Information

2010-11 Final Reporting Memo (PDF)

Communications About the Future of Tech Prep Memo-2/11/11 (PDF)

2009-10 Final Reporting Memo (PDF)

Executing Application Deadline (Policy Change) (PDF)

2008-09 Final Reporting Memo (PDF)

Memo 4/13/09 — Request for Applications (RFA) for Tech Prep
Attachment — 2009-2010 Tech Prep Program Allocation Listing

Memo 6/10/08: Tech Prep Budget Revision(s) That Require an Online Budget Change Request

2007-08 Final Reporting Memo

Complete RFA Packet for Tech Prep Five-Year Plan (2008-2012) and One-Year Application (2008-2009)

Memo 2/10/08 Tech Prep Program Allocations
Tech Prep Allocation Listing for 2008-2009
Tech Prep Request for Application 2008-2009

  • Appendix A - Application Forms
  • Appendix B - Guidelines, Definitions and Allowable Expenditures
  • Appendix C - Grant Agreement Legal Terms and Conditions
  • Q&As - RFA Questions and Answers

Memo 4/3/07 Tech Prep Transition Application for 2007-2008 Program Year
Tech Prep Allocation Listing for 2007-2008 (excel)
Tech Prep Transition Application for 2007-2008 Program Year



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