CTEA - Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act

The Federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV/CTEA) provides funds to postsecondary institutions, preparing students to be more competitive in the world economy. Funds are used to provide the supplementary services that students may need to succeed in career and technical programs through Title I formula funding applications.

These funds improve the academic performance of students, especially special population students, who are enrolled in career and technical education programs. Title I funding includes the initiative to improve gender participation and completion in nontraditional programs that prepare individuals for underrepresented occupations.

The Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success of the State Education Department receives Perkins IV federal funding for technical programs.  These funds are allocated to the State’s community colleges based on the number of students receiving Pell in their colleges.   The community colleges use these funds to supplement their technical programs.  Examples are funding for instructors, laboratory assistants, student tutoring, and necessary equipment and supplies.

At SUNY Orange there are several different departments involved in ensuring that these funds are being utilized effectively. The grant is overseen by college administration as well as a local advisory committee made up of community members not employed by the college.

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Upcoming Events

The 2018 High School Spaghetti Bridge building Competition

Spaghetti Bridge Building Competition Logo

November 8, 2018

9 a.m. -2 p.m.

Physical Education Builidng, Gym 3

Middletown Campus

Tentative Schedule - Fall 2018


  • 9-9:30 - Arrival/Check-in GYM 3 Each team will receive:
    • 2 boxes of spaghetti
    • A #2 pencil
    • Foam “car”
    • 2 mini-glue guns
    • 12 mini-glue sticks
    • Teams will be allowed to set up their areas and supplies but will NOT be allowed to begin building until 10 a.m.
  • 9:45 - Welcome
  • 10-11:30 a.m. Construction of bridges
  • 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Rowley 010 Lunch and Tours of the Rowely Center for Science and Engineering
    • Students and coaches will be provided with pizza and beverages for lunch. Students willeat their lunches in the Rowley and also take part in tours of the facility.
    • During this time bridges will be inspected to be sure that they meet the specification setout in the rules of the event. Any bridges that do not meet the specifications will notbe judged.
    • At this time the mass of each bridge will be recorded.
  • 12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Bridge Judging/Scoring and Breaking
  • Judges will walk around to each station applying to weight to each team’s entry until itbreaks. See rules for scoring methodology.
  • 1:30 – Awards Ceremony

All SUNY Orange students, faculty, and staff are welcome to oberve any or all of the competition.

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