Economic Impact

Career technical education prepares students for certificates, industry-recognized certifications, and state licensures to obtain employment in a variety of careers such as nursing, public safety, welding, construction, technology, automotive services, and other skilled trades. Career technical education is available to high school students through 49 joint vocational school districts (JVSD), also known as career centers, whereas adult students access career technical education through the 51 Ohio Technical Centers (OTCs) located throughout the State of Ohio. With the support of the Ohio Association of Career Technical Superintendents (OACTS), the University of Cincinnati’s Economics Center conducted this study that explores the economic and fiscal benefits generated by the operations and capital expenditures of career centers and the benefits of career technical education for adult students.


The Study.

Click on The Study to read more about the official Ohio Career Technical Education Economic Benefits study.

The Infographic.

Click on The Infographic to view a quick summary of the study in this official infographic.


Click In The News to watch and read this story from Local 12 News in Cincinnati highlighting the study’s findings.