The Ohio College Tech Prep concept is a seamless, non-duplicative, integrated pathway of education and experience that starts in high school, continues through postsecondary and leads to success in the chosen technical career field.
Since 1991, Ohio has invested significantly in this concept and diligently worked to brand Tech Prep in Ohio on a national level. In 2013, the state transitioned all non-Tech Prep career-technical education programs to the high-quality College Tech Prep program standards. As a result, all career-technical education programs are synonymous with Tech Prep programs in Ohio.
Today, all programs are referenced as career-technical education programs. However, the Ohio College Tech Prep Regional Centers will preserve the integrity and well-established branding of Tech Prep by providing services in a professional manner that maintain the excellence inherent in Tech Prep.