Career-Technical Education (CTE) Information for Families

Ohio Career-Technical Education programs provide students the opportunity to explore career potential through hands-on training with today’s hottest equipment and technology while still receiving the high-level academic instruction of a typical high school student. Students can enroll in Career-Tech courses as early as middle school, but typically take the majority of coursework during their high school junior and senior years.

In addition to learning and applying real-world work knowledge and skills, Career-Tech students can get a jump start on college by earning college credit for FREE while in high school. Every Career-Tech program in Ohio offers students the opportunity to earn credit that leads to an associate or bachelor’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. 

Facts about Career-Tech Education in Ohio

In FY2012:

  • 120,357 of Ohio high school students were enrolled in Career-Tech education;
  • Of the students who concentrated their studies in Career-Tech:
    • 98% graduated from high school;
    • 60% continued their education;
    • More than 50% began working within 9 months of graduation.

Every high school student has access to Career-Tech within their district. If your child is interested in attending a Career-Tech program, contact the school's guidance counselor for information on programs in the district and how to enroll. Career-Tech courses are offered in 16 different career fields. Visit Career Fields for more information.

Last Modified: 10/29/2018 2:18:55 PM