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MWEC Program Standards and Documentation

Learn how to document and obtain program approval.

MWEC Qualifications

In order to access Perkins funding, your program must be documented and approved by the Oregon Department of Education. Programs must show strength in the following areas -

  • Standards and content
  • Alignment and articulation
  • Assessment and accountability
  • Student Support Services
  • Professional development

Implementing a New Program of Study

Are you interested in implementing a new Perkins Program of Study? Here are some things to consider before starting the process -

  • Does your community or labor market research support employment in the skill areas you are considering?
  • Does your school have the capacity to offer the appropriate coursework, both in physical space and teacher expertise?
  • Are the students interested in learning these skills?

If the answers to the above questions are yes, then you will need to have the CTE representative from your school contact Debbie Johnson to begin the process of implementing a new program of study.


    As a part of the federal Perkins legislation, approved programs of study must be able to document whether students have mastered the technical skills outlined in the required courses of each program. The results of the technical skill assessments will be used by the regional Professional Learning Communities to develop professional development opportunities and as a way to share best practices.

    All MWEC Perkins programs of study reported technical skill assessment data for last year school year and will do so again this school year. Teachers in their regional Professional Learning Community groups will determine the exact assessment used for each program.