The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act of 2018, also known as Perkins V, was designed to improve and expand high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that meet both student and employer needs. It maintains a strong focus on academic rigor in CTE programs, while also emphasizing development of technical skills and employability skills that prepare students to be career and college ready after graduation.

The mission of the consortium is to support Career and Technical Education (CTE) by utilizing consortium funds to provide for staff development, program development, student support services, program awareness and promotion, innovative programming and new initiatives.

In achieving the Perkins’ purpose, the Lake Superior Consortium was formed. It is a shared collaboration between Lake Superior College (LSC) and the following fourteen Independent School Districts and sixteen high schools:

CTE Events:

  • LSC Camps
    • Machine Tool – March 28 and 29, 2024
    • Welding – April 18 and 19, 2024
    • SCRUBS – June 10-13, 2024
    • Media Studies – June 10-13, 2024
  • Construct Tomorrow
    • March 12, 2024
    • March 13, 2024
  • MACTA Membership – Professional Development
    • CTE Licensure – February 14, 2024
    • Perkins V: Minnesota State Plan Update – March 13, 2024
    • Bonus Session: CTE Job Postings – Best Practice – Prerecorded