Start a career-tech program

What is Career Technical Education?

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation.

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Step 1: Learn about your options and select a program

The first step in starting a new CTE program should be to learn about the needs in your community. is a great resource for identifying in-demand jobs in your region. Your local CTE leadership can also assist with identifying needs and program development.

Step 2: Know the criteria

Your local Career-Technical Planning District and Tech Prep Regional Center can assist with filing the necessary paperwork to start a new CTE program and receive funding.

Step 3: Employ an Educator

Having a properly licensed teacher is key to ensuring safety in the career-tech classroom. You may hire a new educator to teach your CTE program, have a current educator on staff obtain a CTE license, or partner with a career center or other school district to share a career-technical education teacher.

Step 4: Ensure Your Program is High Quality

Career-technical education programs are held to high standards for quality, to ensure that students are prepared for the workforce and that Ohio businesses have skilled employees.

Last Modified: 8/12/2022 8:56:24 AM