Jan. 18, 2007: Changes in Accountability for HVACR Education Programs
The act is also requiring that annual reports be written, detailing core performance indicators of CTE students. Educator certification will be required too. Instructors will have to validate that they have mastered the subject matter needed to teach the competencies in their curriculum. According to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) standards, technician certification does not constitute educator certification.
Accountability is the primary issue addressed by the new Perkins IV. The act ensures that taxpayer dollars are being spent on programs that provide students with employment ready skills for the jobs of the 21st century. According to HVAC Excellence, the HVACR industry will benefit from assurance of competent instructors and better-trained entry-level technicians.
To read the full text of the act, visit http://thomas.loc.gov.
Publication date: 01/15/2007