OACTS Upcoming Events
The Ohio Association of Career-Technical Superintendents (OACTS) fosters collaboration among Ohio’s Career Center and Joint Vocational School Superintendents to share best practices and to advance career-technical education in Ohio.
OACTS communicates and works with legislators throughout Ohio to foster an understanding of how career-technical and adult education impacts the lives of students and contributes to the workforce of Ohio by supplying skilled workers to help grow Ohio’s economy.
NEW & ASPIRING SUPERINTENDENTS
The academy is all about preparing people to be part of the qualified applicant pool who will apply for the future CTE superintendent vacancies.
Throughout the year, OACTS offers an array of professional development opportunities for our membership. Through our partnership with the Ohio Association of Career-Technical Education (Ohio ACTE), we provide can provide registration for many of these events online.
Ohio offers many career-technical options that prepare students for the world of work. This includes Ohio’s career-technical planning districts who make up the membership of OACTS. Our many career pathways include health services, construction, manufacturing, arts and communications, information technology, business, and much more. There are a variety of choices in training programs, and many of them not only prepare students to enter into a career but also prepare them to transition to college degree programs.
Ohio Technical Centers (OTCs) are an association of 51 independently operated career technical centers offering educational programs to adults specific to local needs, improving the job skills and professional competencies of Ohio’s workforce. All OTC programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, national accrediting agencies, and specific third-party credentials. OTCs close the gap between urgent, in-demand workplace expectations and worker marketability through accredited programs in skilled trades and credentialed careers and ongoing interaction with local employers. In addition, OTCs facilitate and encourage professional development through a range of customizable services for students, employers, and the broader community.
Career-technical education serves all students. It recognizes multiple intelligences and seeks to nurture and inspire students to find their career calling and use their individual gifts and attributes. From students recognized for their scholarship to students who have struggled in the traditional classroom- career tech ed serves them all. Student success is a tangible attribute of career-tech. Students walk away with a marketable and financially-viable skill set while also being prepared for the rigors of postsecondary education.