Ohio House Bill 59, the state’s current biennium budget bill, outlines career-technical planning district (CTPD) responsibilities related to guaranteeing that first-time General Educational Development (GED®) test takers will not have to pay any additional money when costs for the new computer-based version triple in 2014. Information about the test and requirements is provided in an Ohio Department of Education press release issued Aug. 6, 2013.
When Allison Hutchinson was 10 years old, one of her delights in life was spending time with a toddler cousin. Then, at age 3, the cousin died from a rare form of cancer.
“I was in fifth grade at the time,” Allison recalled. “I learned the meaning of the word ‘oncology’ and continued to learn more about it. I decided I wanted to be a nurse who specializes in helping children who have cancer.”
The goal has never wavered. It has been supported by her own research (a 13-page senior project), Fairborn High School science classes, the Allied Health program at Greene County Career Center and a student organization called Health Occupations Students of America, also known as HOSA-Future Health Professionals. To read more, click here.
Business and Administrative Services: Class of 2013 Success Story
Testimonial to how career-technical education saves lives
Three Ohio high school-college partners are reporting triple successes this spring with a total of 35 teenagers completing grade 12 with three credentials – a career-technical certificate of completion, a high school diploma and a two-year associate degree. Ohio secondary career-technical education is the keystone of these accelerated learning successes. The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education Director Steve Gratz said these dual enrollment programs serve as “the best examples of a truly career and college ready education.”