College Tech Prep
The Ohio College Tech Prep concept is a seamless, non-duplicative, integrated pathway of education and experience that starts in high school, continues through postsecondary and leads to success in the chosen technical career field.
For the past 23 years, Ohio has invested significantly in this concept and diligently worked to brand Tech Prep in Ohio on a national level. In 2013, the state transitioned all non-Tech Prep career-technical education programs to the high-quality College Tech Prep program standards. As a result, all career-technical education programs are synonymous with Tech Prep programs in Ohio.
Today, all programs are referenced as career-technical education programs. However, the Ohio College Tech Prep Regional Centers will preserve the integrity and well-established branding of Tech Prep by providing services in a professional manner that maintain the excellence inherent in Tech Prep.
The Northeast Regional Center is one of six Ohio College Tech Prep Regional Centers that serve as the liaison to Ohio’s 91 career-technical planning districts, 23 community colleges and 14 universities to ensure high-quality career-technical education programs for students. The regional centers work with their education partners to increase student access to quality career-technical education pathways that provide opportunities to earn college credit while in high school. They are aligned to OhioMeansJobs regions.
The College Tech Prep Regional Centers are jointly managed by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education.
Building Quality Career Pathways
The Ohio College Tech Prep Regional Centers assist school districts, Ohio Technical Centers and colleges in developing meaningful programs of study.