Career Technical Education

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Career Technical Education in Ohio

career tech ohio logoCareer Technical Education (CTE) provides students with hands-on, skills-based learning opportunities and a jump-start on their college education and career path.

Ohio’s State Support Teams support CTE programs across the state in divisions called Career Technical Planning Districts (CTPD). State Support Team 1 serves 26 counties as a part of the northwest region CTPD.

View the Northwest Region Career Tech Education Sites

What We Do

State Support Team Region 1 provides professional learning opportunities and resources in collaboration with the Office of Exceptional Children and state career-technical education departments to support CTE instructors and administrators.

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Guiding Documents, Policies & Compliance

Guiding Documents

As a part of the Statewide System of Support, State Support Teams work closely with the Ohio Department of Education to provide training, resources, and technical assistance to schools and districts as they strive to ensure that each child has access to a high-quality education. The documents, policies, and laws shared here provide the foundation to this work.

Policies & Compliance

Office of Civil Rights Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) serves student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems. OCR enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education. 


CTE Civil Rights Reviews

The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights requires the state agencies responsible for the administration of CTE programs to conduct Civil Rights compliance program reviews. Schools are randomly selected for on-site review to identify, remedy, and prevent discrimination in CTE programs operated by education agencies that receive federal funding.


Graduation and Career Advising

Our team developed the infographic below to provide an overview to the connections between these plans and policies. We hope you find it useful as you support students as they work toward their post-secondary goals.

Graduation Planning & Career Advising Infographic

Download the SST 1 Graduation Planning Infographic

Community Partners & Resources

Educating a child is everyone’s responsibility, and developing strong partnerships with families and communities are key components of Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education, Each Child Means Each Child, the Whole Child Framework, and other state initiatives.

The organizations below provide excellent resources, tools, training, and other collaborative opportunities for educators.

Career Technical Education

Career Readiness

Work-Based Learning


Professional Learning Recordings

CTE Coffee Hour: August 8, 2023

CTE Coffee Hour: April 27, 2023

CTE Coffee Hour: February 28, 2023

CTE Coffee Hour: December 9, 2022

CTE Coffee Hour: October 25, 2022


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State Support Team 1 is here to help!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or support requests you may have. Our Career Technical Education consultant is here for you!

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Lisa Hite, M.Ed.

419.720.8999 ext. 161

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