Ohio budget bill contains four main career-tech changes

Ohio House Bill 487, the mid-biennium budget revision signed by Gov. John Kasich in June, contains requirements related to career counseling, providing career-technical education for Grades 7-12, how industry credentials apply to high school graduation and transfer of high school credit to colleges. Highlights of career-tech specific aspects of the bill are: • Career Advising … Continue reading

Ohio career tech organization wrap up

Spring 2014 has been a busy and productive time for Ohio career-tech student organizations. The following summarizes activity: Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association • Students brought home 38 top awards from the May 2014 national conference in Indiana. Ohio’s 14 first-place, 11 second-place and 13 third-place awards represented more than any other state and … Continue reading

OhioMeansJobs.com is live

Beginning in the fall of 2014, OhioMeansJobs K-12 replaces the Ohio Career Information System (OCIS). OhioMeansJobs, the state’s premiere job and résumé bank, is available at no cost to all Ohio schools, families and citizens. On the Web, OhioMeansJobs K-12 offers comprehensive, career development tools, online training and resources specifically for students and teachers. Students … Continue reading

Ohio career tech 2014 success stories chosen

Fifteen Ohio career tech seniors are recipients of the Class of 2014 success designation by the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Career-Technical Education. More than 100 nominations were received statewide for the third annual Ohio Career-Technical Education graduating class success story recognition. One per career field was chosen based on criteria that include grade-point … Continue reading

Ohio CTE winding up quality program review pilot

Six Career-Technical Planning Districts (CTPDs) participated in the preliminary testing of the instrument for draft quality standards for Ohio secondary career-tech programs. During this phase that ends in May, the CTPDs convened appropriate staff and other stakeholders to determine if the draft instrument serves the purpose of evaluating programs for continuous growth. Prompted in part … Continue reading

Ohio career tech seeks top graduates from Class of 2014

The Office of Career-Technical Education at the Ohio Department of Education is accepting nominations now through March 27 for exemplary workforce development students from the Class of 2014. Plans are to select one exemplary student from each of the 15 Ohio career fields and one “best of the best” from among those top 15. Criteria … Continue reading

Southwest Ohio project benefits children in Japan

(The following is one Ohio snapshot of career tech success as part of February’s national career-technical education month.) Young students in Kings Mills, Ohio, and Minamata, Japan, are getting the same message about improving the environment, compliments of 18 Warren County Career Center students. The Advanced Placement Digital Media Art students in a career-tech satellite … Continue reading

Applications for new Health Informatics programs due on March 15

The Ohio Association of Career and Technical Superintendents is accepting applications for a third round of Health Informatics programs. The new pilots are possible through Race to the Top funds from the Ohio Department of Education. Each recipient receives a $5,000 grant, materials, computer equipment and professional development, among other resources. Qualifications for the FY2015 … Continue reading