ERIC Number: ED407604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep: Pathways for Success.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
In response to the 1990 Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Ohio formed an ad hoc committee that identified the following components of tech prep: systemic change, partnership, expanded student opportunities, early individual career education, competencies, and advanced skills. Ohio's strategic plan for tech prep has two purposes: establish a framework ensuring tech prep's long-term viability and provide the guidance required for tech prep's stakeholders to share an overall common view/direction. In Ohio, tech prep is considered a partnership among business, industry, labor, high school, and higher education whose goals are as follows: provide a seamless educational path beginning before grade 8 and culminating with employment after an associate degree/two-year certificate program; expand tech prep enrollments to serve Ohio's labor market needs better; ensure that teaching/learning reflects all students' needs; and maximize the opportunities afforded by all relevant initiatives, resources, and participating partners. Ohio's integrated tech prep curriculum includes the following: career development activities and career interest/academic assessment before and in grade 8; academic foundations with particular emphasis on math, science, and communications in grades 9-10; higher-level math/science/communications, occupational, and employability competencies in grades 11-12; advanced occupational/academic/employability competencies at the associate degree/two-year certificate level; and employment as an advanced skill technician. (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Competency Based Education, Consortia, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Employment Qualifications, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Tech Prep, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990