Career-technical education (CTE) in Ohio aids college and career readiness by:
- meeting the current needs and anticipating the future workforce demands of the economy;
- preparing learners to succeed in lifelong learning and careers through secondary-postsecondary programs of study that include high-level academic and technical skills in real-work contexts;
- supporting career development for all learners, career pathways for high school students and workforce development and literacy for adults; and
- complying with the federal Carl D. Perkins IV Act, which provides funding for an Ohio CTE plan that sets direction for leading, working and experiencing the changing realities of education, policy development, resource management and society.
Some of the programs, initiatives and partners that support college and career readiness: