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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.


The academy is all about preparing people to be part of the qualified applicant pool who will apply for the future CTE superintendent vacancies.

Professional Development

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.

Our Members

Career Centers

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) provide post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) at 54 career centers across the state of Ohio. These institutions offer programming in the skill trades that prepare learners for certificates, industry-recognized certifications, and state licensures. Many of the OTCs are positioned to respond quickly to the needs of business and industry by providing customized training and business consulting services to companies in order to assist with meeting Ohio’s workforce goals.

Student Success Stories

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.