One of the most significant changes introduced in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is the new comprehensive local needs assessment (CLNA). The law states LEAs must complete a comprehensive local needs assessment related to career and technical education at least once every two years.
The TEA has created this training module and additional resources to support LEAs with the successful completion of the CLNA. The resources will include LEA baseline data and state baseline data needed to complete the needs assessment. Region 19 will be providing training on this requirement.