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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Why choose Career Technical Education?

In Ohio, every student has the opportunity to enroll in a career technical education course. 

Career Technical Education is not just vocational training. Career Technical Education (CTE) combines academic and occupational course work, to help prepare students for not only their future careers, but post-secondary education as well. CTE students obtain skills and training that would not otherwise be available.

Five Things To Know

About Career Technical Education In Ohio:

1. Excellent Graduation Rates

98% of all CTE students graduated last year. This is more than the average rate in the for the state of Ohio. CTE makes course work applicable to the “real world” so students can see how they will use their education on a day-to-day basis.

2. CTE is for Younger Students Too! 

There are over 276,600 7-8 grade students in Ohio and now career tech is available to them. Middle-grade educators can now teach select career-tech courses. This exposes younger students to career fields that would not otherwise be available to them until they enter high school. 

3. Over Half of CTE Students Go On To College

Some believe that CTE only prepares students for the workforce, when in fact over 50 percent of Ohio CTE students go on to higher education programs. CTE programs get students thinking about their future at an earlier stage and even give them skill sets prior to going on to earn a four-year degree.

4. Different Career Paths

CTE students can graduate and immediately begin careers in fields such as engineering, construction technology and transportation systems. Other career areas include agriculture/environmental studies, manufacturing technology, information technology, marketing, finance, hospitality/tourism, business, health science, human services, arts and communication, law, and education.

5. It's On The Rise!

Many jobs of the future will require some post-secondary training, but not a bachelor’s degree. CTE programs can educate students so that they can be employed either directly out of high school or shortly after. Ohio is in need of skilled professionals to occupy these positions and help boost the economy overall.




If you have any questions, please contact Ohio ACTE at (614)890-2283

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

38 Commerce Park Dr. Suite D, Westerville, Ohio
(614) 890-ACTE (2283)
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