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The Ohio Plan for Career-Technical Education incorporates three essentials requirements of the federal Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006: higher expectations for all students; strengthened connections between secondary, post-secondary and business and improved state and local accountability.

Ohio Perkins IV Plan Vision: Tech Prep for All

The core of the Ohio Perkins’ Plan is a commitment to provide ALL career tech students with access to quality Tech Prep programming. Students will be prepared for success in postsecondary education and future careers that support workforce demands. Tech Prep for All summarizes this vision and will be accomplished by these action steps in Ohio,

  • All CTE secondary programs will transition to Tech Prep standards by 2014. Programs of Study (POS) will be the vehicle to build the secondary-postsecondary pathway based on these higher academic and technical standards
     

  • Student support services will help all students reach higher academic expectations.
     

  • Tech Prep status and student performance will be measured by exit standards.
     

Essential Elements

  • A sequence of coursework and learning opportunities that spans at least grades 9-14

  • High-level academics that lead to non-remedial readiness for postsecondary study

  • 21st century skill development

  • Knowledge and skill development tailored to Ohio’s employment demands

  • Work-based learning

  • Valid and reliable assessment

  • Eligibility for seamless, non-duplicative postsecondary study

  • Transcripted postsecondary credit for college-level academic/technical coursework completed while in high school

  • Industry-recognized technical credentials that can be applied to postsecondary study leading to degrees and/or additional credentials

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“College Tech Prep prepares students to do extraordinary things.”

Dr. Stephen Lee Johnson
Sinclair Community College
President

 
 
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