Today, many parents of high-school students think that participating in 'vocational programs' meant you weren't going to college. That is not true today, as career-technical education students must meet the same rigorous academic requirements of all high school students and complete additional, hands-on courses in many careers, including engineering,
healthcare, computer graphics, auto technology and culinary arts, which are
just a few of the 16 career fields in which Ohio high school students
can enroll. Most people are also surprised to learn that about 50% of career-tech students pursue further education, according to Ohio Department of Education statistics.
In Ohio, every high school student has the opportunity to enroll in a career-technical education program, where they take specific classes in their chosen field. This specialized education is delivered through career centers or in the local high school, depending on where the student lives in Ohio. Many career-technical programs also offer additional programs to assist area residents in training for regional opportunities after high school.
From a state standpoint, Ohio is made up of career-technical planning districts. Click here for the map.
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**Denotes Organizational School Member