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Bureau of Career Development

Our mission is to promote career and technical education as a total educational philosophy for our state which will ensure that every citizen of New Hampshire graduates from high school ready and prepared for higher education and the world of work.

Leadership and Support

The Bureau of Career Development provides leadership and support for the career and technical education (CTE) system at both secondary and postsecondary levels. This system provides education in career pathways leading to further education and employment opportunities. Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the use of federal CTE funds for program improvement at secondary and postsecondary institutions;
  • Supporting career guidance through the development and implementation of career pathway plans of study (CPPOS) that document secondary to postsecondary education connections;
  • Overseeing a system of 28 secondary regional career and technical centers and sub-centers;
  • Making provisions for the delivery of apprenticeship related instruction;
  • Evaluating and approving the renovation of facilities at the secondary regional CTE centers;
  • Carrying out federal and state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to CTE in New Hampshire.

Funding Opportunities for New Hampshire Perkins V Eligible Subrecipients

The Bureau of Career Development (BCD) at the New Hampshire Department of Education leverages Perkins V State Reserve and State Leadership funds to award discretionary grants to New Hampshire Perkins V eligible subrecipients based on their responses to requests for applications. Such competitive grants support Perkins V eligible subrecipients in piloting promising practices for CTE in order to provide scalable and/or replicable models for future implementation across the State of New Hampshire.

  • 2021-2022 Grant Competition Request for Applications (RFA)
  • 2021-2022 Grant Competition Application Template (PDF and Word)
  • 2021-2022 Grant FAQ (PDF)


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Program Competencies

Learning Outside the Classroom


Jeffry W. Beard, Ed.D., Administrator
Bureau of Career Development
(603) 271-3729