Today, many parents of high-school age students remember that going to the vocational school meant you weren't going to college. That is not true today, as career-technical education students must meet the same academic requirements of all high school students as well as complete additional coursework in their chosen field. In fact, most students go on to college - almost 60% to 70% according to Ohio Department of Education stats
In Ohio, every high school student has the opportunity to enroll in a career-technical education course of study. This means that in addition to the rigorous academic requirements, students take specific classes in their chosen field. Engineering, healthcare, computer graphics, auto technology and culinary arts are just a few of the 16 career fields in which Ohio high school students can enroll. This specialized education is delivered through career centers or in the local high schoool, depending on where the student lives in Ohio. Many career-technical programs also offer additional programs to assist area residents in training for regional opportunities after high school.