High quality technical educational pathways, early college credit and enhanced opportunity for work-based learning and in-demand employment opportunity are the focus of Ohio College Tech Prep.

The Tech Prep vision is implemented through partnerships that align resources and expertise. Sustained by state funding, Ohio College Tech Prep is jointly managed by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education.

Six Ohio College Tech Prep Regional Centers link Ohio’s 91 career-technical planning districts, 23 community colleges and 14 universities to ensure high-quality career-technical education options for students. The Regional Centers work with secondary and postsecondary education, community and employer stakeholders to increase and support student access to…

  • high skill technical education
  • in-demand skill attainment
  • early college credit
  • work-based learning
  • credential attainment fast track employment in skill-based careers