ERIC Number: ED429209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep Ohio Progress Report.
Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Tech prep programs integrate academic, occupational, and employability during the last 2 years of high school and the first 2 years of college, combining the best of college-prep academics with the best of vocational and technical education. The Ohio Tech Prep program, jointly administered by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education, includes 26 tech prep consortia involving the following: 44 public colleges and universities, all community and technical colleges, all vocational educational planning districts, more than 400 of Ohio's 611 public school districts, and more than 600 community and government organizations, businesses, industries, and labor unions. Ohio's tech prep program offers programs in five career clusters (business and management, environmental and agricultural systems, arts and communications, industrial and engineering systems, and health services) encompassing 60 occupational pathways. Progress is being made toward reaching the four goals of the tech prep program: (1) building a seamless education path by creating 11 new associate degree programs and 60 occupational pathways through an innovative curriculum development process; (2) expanding the enrollment of tech prep students to serve Ohio's labor market needs; (3) ensuring that teaching and learning reflect the needs of all students; and (4) maximizing the opportunities afforded by all relevant initiatives, resources, and participating partners. The Ohio tech prep program has received national and state recognition. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio