Tech Prep

FY24-25 Ohio Tech Prep Request for Proposals

The Ohio Department of Education, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, seeks proposals to establish Ohio Tech Prep Regional Centers for the FY24-25 biennium. Established Ohio Tech Prep Regional Centers will be issued competitive grant funds to expand the number of students with access to career-technical education. These grant funds, amounting in total up to $2,686,474 pending final budget allocation, shall be used to directly support career services provided to students enrolled in school districts, including joint vocational school districts, and affiliated higher education institutions. 

Proposal requirements, submission process & timeline are included in the Ohio Tech Prep Request for Proposals.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Ohio Tech Prep Grant Administrator, Brenna Bartlett at

About Tech Prep

The six Ohio Tech Prep Regional Centers serve as the liaison to Ohio's 91 career-technical planning districts, 23 community colleges and 14 universities to ensure high-quality career-technical education programs for students. The Regional Centers work with their education partners to increase student access to quality career-technical education pathways that provide opportunities to earn college credit while in high school.

The Tech Prep Regional Centers are jointly managed by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education

Building Quality Career Pathways

The Ohio Tech Prep Regional Centers assist school districts, Ohio Technical Centers and colleges in developing meaningful Programs of Study.


The Ohio Tech Prep concept is a seamless, non-duplicative, integrated pathway of education and experience that starts in high school, continues through postsecondary and leads to success in the chosen technical career field.

For the past 23 years, Ohio has invested significantly in this concept and diligently worked to brand Tech Prep in Ohio on a national level. In 2013, the state transitioned all non-Tech Prep career-technical education programs to the high-quality Tech Prep program standards. As a result, all career-technical education programs are synonymous with Tech Prep programs in Ohio.

Today, all programs are referenced as career-technical education programs. However, the Ohio Tech Prep Regional Centers will preserve the integrity and well-established branding of Tech Prep by providing services in a professional manner that maintain the excellence inherent in Tech Prep.

Ohio Tech Prep Reports


Last Modified: 9/15/2023 1:04:34 PM