President George W. Bush re-authorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006.

In October 2006, President George W. Bush re-authorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, which provides federal funding for vocational programs. Changes regarding accountability for career and technical education programs are now going into effect - they require that all such programs (secondary and post-secondary) lead to an industry-recognized credential.