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

Governor Kasich issues resolution of Ohio support for career-technical education

On Feb. 7, 2014, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Richard A. Ross, Ohio Career-Tech Director Steve Gratz and leaders from seven student organizations officially launched the state’s participation in National Career-Technical Education Month for February and Career-Technical Education and Skilled Workforce Development Recognition Month for March. Governor Kasich also delivered … Continue reading

Industry credential criteria identified for Ohio report cards

The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Career-Technical Education, is applying recently approved State Board of Education criteria to a list of industry credentials compiled with assistance from the Ohio Board of Regents. The department asks secondary career-tech programs to submit a list of credentials that their students have the opportunity to earn. These lists … Continue reading