Consortia Overview

This following five units share data and findings from the Center study. Unit 1 provides an overview of national data on consortia formation under Perkins IV and a description of the forms that consortia take within states. Units 2-4 will feature six states using differing approaches to allocate their Perkins IV funds. The fifth and final unit features a recording of a webinar in which participants engaged with Center researchers and state representatives about the information shared in each unit.

Module 1 | Unit 1
This unit includes an overview of national data on state approaches to consortia formation and a description of the forms that consortia take within states.
Module 1 | Unit 2
This unit focuses on states' use of cross-level consortia that bring together providers from both the secondary and postsecondary education levels.
Module 1 | Unit 3
This unit focuses on states that make substantial use of consortia to fund local providers.
Module 1 | Unit 4
This unit focuses on states that promote secondary-postsecondary collaborations without forming consortia to allocate their Perkins IV funds.
Module 1 | Unit 5
This unit features a recording of a webinar in which Center researchers and state representatives discussed consortia formation in their states, lessons learned, and recommendations for moving forward.
Related Resources
Interactive Report: Consortia Formation and Characteristics Under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 Thumbnail
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins) requires that CTE providers qualify for a minimum basic grant amount to receive an individual award. This report describes the prevalence of Title I consortia under Perkins IV, examines the characteristics of these entities, and explores whether and how they promote collaboration between and across secondary and postsecondary educational levels. The data and analysis findings included in this report draw on data collected for the National Assessment of Career and Technical Education (NACTE), information contained within states’ Perkins IV five-year state plans (state plans), and interviews with state CTE directors.
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Download the PDF of the Consortia Formation and Characteristics, Unit 1: Consortia Overview training.
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Download the PDF of the Consortia Formation and Characteristics, Unit 2: Cross-Level Consortia training.
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Download the PDF of the Near-Universal and Majority Consortia training.
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Download the PDF of the Other Approaches to Promoting Collaboration training.
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Download the PDF of the Unit 5 Panel Discussion.