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Special Populations Program Summary

This page discusses career technical education for special populations as defined by the federal Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act.


To assure accountability for services to special populations, including students pursuing nontraditional occupations, in programs funded under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act and Workforce Investment Act.




Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act leadership funds ($150,000 per year shared with California Community Colleges).

Students Served

These programs serve all Career-Technical Education students, but especially those classified as Special Populations under Perkins III, including:


Contact Information

The Special Populations Program is administered by:

California Department of Education
Career and College Transition Division
Regional Occupational Centers and Programs and Workforce Development Unit
1430 N Street, Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mary Gallet
Education Programs Consultant

Questions:   Mary Gallet | | 916-445-5723
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