Perkins Local Advisory Council Purpose
As a condition of accepting Perkins V funding, Grant recipients like SUNY Broome are required to establish and maintain a Perkins Local Advisory Council (LAC). The primary goal of the Perkins LAC is to review data and information to ensure that Perkins-eligible CTE programs offered at SUNY Broome address current and anticipated workforce needs, and to provide recommendations for how SUNY Broome may better align CTE programs to meet these needs.
- Perkins V CTE “Intro 101” for SUNY Broome LAC Members (pdf)
- Understanding Perkins V – by ADVANCE CTE (pdf)
Perkins LAC Membership Composition
At SUNY Broome, the Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as Council Chair.
The Perkins LAC must consist of a minimum of 10 members who are from: Local businesses or workforce representatives in CTE fields, and Department Chairs, faculty, or other representatives of SUNY Broome who administer CTE programs.
Additional LAC members may include (1) Special populations (i.e., individuals with disabilities, from economically disadvantaged families, preparing for nontraditional fields; single parents; out-of-workforce and homeless individuals; English learners; youth who have aged out of the foster care system). (2) Representatives of the Local Workforce Development Board; (3) Faculty members from other institutions (in CTE fields); (4) Students; and (5) Labor organizations.
Perkins LAC Membership Commitment
The time commitment is relatively minimal. The Council meets twice annually (once in the fall, once in the spring) with the role of advising the College on Perkins V Grant-related matters. The spring meeting should be held prior to the Grant Application due date in order to accommodate input and recommendations from the Council.
• The Fall 2023 LAC meeting is TBD.
• The Spring 2024 LAC meeting is TBD.
Perkins LAC Membership Benefits
For CTE Students: It’s a valuable way to help ensure CTE programs at SUNY Broome remain responsive to the needs of students they serve. It’s also a great networking opportunity and an experience builder to include on your resume!
For CTE Faculty & Staff: It’s a great way to keep your CTE programs in the campus-community spotlight, to stay abreast of student/ labor market/ local employer needs, and to advocate for continued Perkins funding.
For Local businesses in CTE fields: It’s an effective strategy to give voice to your workforce needs while providing input into SUNY Broome’s CTE programs so that they remain responsive to those needs. It also offers an avenue for building shared work-based opportunities.