The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education jointly manage Tech Prep. Annual expectations are set with grant funding for Tech Prep Regional Center operations. The Southwest Regional Center addresses state priorities while considering cultural nuance and needs of local stakeholders. Key initiatives are professional development on behalf of ODE and ODHE, CTE-26/POS/articulation and pathway support.
The Southwest Region engages secondary and postsecondary partners with varying needs. Postsecondary partners are: Cincinnati State, Miami University Hamilton and Middletown, UC Blue Ash, UC Clermont and UC Clifton campuses. Stakeholder involvement and guidance is solicited during partner meetings and advisory structures. The Central office also employs subject-matter consultants in health, engineering and information technology pathways.