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Ohio College Tech Prep Related News

Ohio College Tech Prep Related News

  • Building and fostering relationships between education, business and community partners in the region.
  • Assisting education partners in the region in developing high-quality career technical education pathways and programs of study.
  • Providing universal technical assistance to partners in the region on related career services topics.

January 2023

CTE-26 Submission Workshop – January 9

Join the Ohio College Tech Prep Regional Center and the Ohio Department of Education, Office of CTE for information on the essential elements necessary to RENEW a CTE-26 application or submit a NEW CTE-26 application for career technical pathways. Participants may come to either session or they may choose to stay the full day and complete their submissions with the aid of the Tech Prep West Regional Center Coordinators.  Please bring a laptop, appropriate District and Building IRN information and have the proper OEDS roles for this hands-on session.

Time: 9:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. and/or 12:30p.m. – 3:00p.m.

Where:  Miami Valley Career Technical Center Adult Education/Administration Building - 6801 Hoke Road, Englewood, OH 45315 - Room 406

Date:  January 9, 2023

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CTE Coffee Chats – January 25

Join us for a one-hour virtual discussion as we talk about hot topics within Career and Technical Education.  These sessions are a collaborative effort between Ohio College Tech Prep and the State Support Team.

Time: 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.

Where:  Virtual


January 25, 2023 

March 29, 2023 

May 31, 2023  

Click here to register  (you only need to register once for all sessions)


SAVE THE DATE! – March 22, 2023

West Region SuccessBound 2023 Conference – March 22, 2023

Time: 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Where:  Sinclair College, Conference Center, Building 12

Look for more information coming in January.  

Dr. James G. Pinchak Scholarship – March 1, 2023

The Ohio Career-Technical Administrators (OCTA) is pleased to announce the Dr. James G. Pinchak scholarship application is available.  The scholarship can be awarded to a senior student who is successfully completing a CTE program of study.  The scholarship submission deadline is March 1.  A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded in each region and distributed before the end of the school year.   See attached flyer for more information and a link to apply.

Changes in Business Career Field Courses 
As a result of the content standards review and revision process, the Business Unit reviewed the course outlines and offerings of each pathway - Business and Administrative Services (C4), Finance (G2) and Marketing (S5).  Careful attention was once again paid to relevance and clear alignment to post program industry and occupation.  For example, courses in Business and Administrative Services (C4) are aligned to preparing students for occupations in management, human resources management, legal management, general office management and medical management.

While analyzing the course content, enrollment data and career connectedness of courses, the following courses were removed from all the business pathways, starting in FY24 (next year): 

BA Finance, BA Marketing, BA Strategic Management and Business Applications and Economics

  • Medical Terminology for Business
  • International Business
  • Business Informatics

These changes are reflected in the FY24 Program and Assessment Matrix (Draft) on the Ohio Department of Education website.  All business, finance, logistics, and marketing educators are encouraged to review the FY24 Program and Assessment Matrix (Draft).  For questions or assistance with program design, please contact a member of the business unit. 

Open Office Hours: Office of Graduate Success & Career-Technical Education

The Offices of Graduate Success and the Office of CTE are dedicated to providing support to educators in implementing and expanding high-quality, work-based learning. Open office hours will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and the last Friday of each month from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  Office hours will not have a formal agenda or specific topics but will provide time to ask questions and discuss best practices with Department staff and colleagues from across the state.  Sign up here to receive calendar invites for Work-Based Learning Open Office Hours.  Please contact with questions.

Tax Credit Certificate for Work-Based Learning Experiences Application Webinar

The Tax Credit Certificate Program for Work-Based Learning Experiences provides a tax credit to eligible businesses that employ eligible career-technical students.

Businesses can use this nonrefundable credit against their aggregate tax liability. To take advantage of the credit, participating businesses must obtain a tax credit certificate from the Department. Eligible businesses may include employers that are taxpayers or pass-through entities, such as Limited Liability Companies. The business also must employ eligible career-technical students. For more information about eligibility, visit the Department's website.  The tax credit application will be open January 1 - February 1, 2023.  Contact with questions.

CTE Quality Program Review Workshop – January 19

The intent of the Career-Technical Education Quality Program Review is to maximize the use of resources improving the quality of career-technical education programs. The Career-Technical Education Program Review is a one to five-year process. The district conducts a self-review and creates and implements identified improvement strategies for non-compliance areas identified in the compliance system.  This work is completed in collaboration with the Career-Technical Planning District and the Ohio Department of Education.  The indicators for the FY2021 Pathway Data and beyond will align to the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V),  the Career-Technical Planning District Report Card and will be Technical Skill Attainment, Work-based Learning and Post-Program Placement.

Time: 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Where:  Miami Valley Career Technical Center Adult Education/Administration Building - 6801 Hoke Road, Englewood, OH 45315 - Room 406

Date:  January 19, 2023

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Pam Hunt, Chief Administrator, Sinclair College -

Tanisha Burns, Coordinator, Clark State -

Deb Holthaus, Coordinator, Edison State -