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January 2023 Edition


The Northeast Ohio Tech Prep Region hopes that you had a wonderful winter break, and welcomes you back for your second half of the school year. 

As always, you will find some helpful updates and events from institutions and partners across the region and sate below. If you want to see anything added to this newsletter, please submit it here!
Middle School Outreach and Enrichment Program

Cuyahoga Community College’s Ohio College Tech Prep program is partnering with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cleveland, OH Breakthrough Schools on the Middle School Outreach and Enrichment Program (a series of college and career readiness sessions for middle school students that will highlight higher education and careers in healthcare).  The goal of this program is to address the leaky pipeline of healthcare recruitment and expose middle school scholars to healthcare occupations as well as discuss the education needed to enter into this career field. 
The first session took place on Friday, December 9, 2022 and was attended by over 80 middle school scholars.  The career fields highlighted were:
  • Nursing
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medicine/Surgery
  • Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant)  
Our next session will take place on Friday, February 3, 2023 and will highlight the following career fields:
  • Ostomy/Wound care (CCF)
  • PT/OT - equipment/maneuvers
  • Pharmacy
  • Nutrition
The Office of Pre-College Programs Presents: Types of Credit

Looking for opportunities to earn college credits while in high school? Join the Kent State Office of Pre-College Programs to learn the various ways high school students can earn college credits. Our staff will review with students and their families Tech-Prep programming options and College Credit Plus. Get a jump start on your college career! We look forward to connecting with attendees during this webinar held via Microsoft Teams on Thursday February 23, 2023, at 6:00 PM.

The team will provide information relevant to all students, not just those thinking about attending Kent State in the future! Those that fill out the registration form for this event will be sent the Microsoft Teams link Monday, February 20, 2023.

Please pass thing information on to your teachers, and especially your students and their families- as this workshop series was created with them in mind.
You're Invited
Please join us to hear Mark C Perna, speaker and award-winning author, at Stark State College on Wed. Feb 15, 2023 from 8:30a.m. – 11a.m.  Lunch included.  Please register here.
Mark’s work has helped countless parents, educators, employers, and national organizations across North America more effectively engage with younger generations. He helps communities connect the pipelines between education, business and economic development.  He also serves on the Advisory Council for the Coalition for Career Development in Washington, DC.
Intended audience:  K-12 Guidance Counselors, Principals, Superintendents, CTE Administrators, Postsecondary faculty/staff, and Community Partners are all welcome.
This event will be held at Stark State College's Business and Entrepreneurial Center (Room M100/101) on our main campus.  Don’t miss this experience!  Sponsored by Ohio Tech Prep and Stark State College.
Join the Northeast Tech Prep Reigon Team (JOB OPENING!)

Lakeland Community College is hiring a new Full Time Tech Prep Coordinator for 20.94/hr. 
This position will be a key member of the Northeast Ohio Tech Prep Region. 

Job responsibilites are as follows:
  • Develop seamless pathways for students from high school to college
  • Collaborate with respective college departments to strengthen connections
  • Host local parent/teacher/counselor/business information sessions
  • Engage local stakeholders
  • Promote Tech Prep
  • Contribute local news article to director for newsletter
  • Establish and maintain bilateral/articulation agreements
  • Establish defined pathways that show high school, college, business, CCP, credentials, articulation and CTAGs (on-off ramps)
  • Partner with local businesses for student tours, presentations, internships
  • Serve as point of contact for local businesses with College Tech Prep
  • Seek new business partnerships to provide work-based learning opportunities for all students
  • Participate in local school career expos, information nights
  • Visit all local CTE classrooms to share pathway and credit information and opportunities
  • Participate in all regional meetings and events
  • Maintain budgets and provide timely reports as requested by fiscal agent
  • Provide local information in support of the region’s annual report
  • Participate in creation of grant proposals as requested
  • Attend and participate in local and state meetings and events as appropriate
  • Serve on local BACs (Business Advisory Councils) as requested
  • Assist director with regional PD activities as requested
  • Assist with special projects as requested by ODE, ODHE, Chief Administrator and Director
  • Submit CTAG submissions into CEMS System
  • Serve as point of contact for high school articulation agreements
  • Provide transition assistance to students
  • Provide outreach assistance to college departments


Education/Training and Experience Required/Preferred

  •  Required:  Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years’ experience working in a public secondary and/or post educational institution.
  •  Preferred:  Work experience in career and technical education and/or workforce development that involves evaluation and developing curriculum       
For more information, or to apply for the position, please visit Lakeland's Website.

Industry Recognized Credential Corner

New this month, the region has chosen to highlight a different Industry Recognized Credential each month, this month we chose to highlight a credential that is available to students regardless of which career field they are participating in: Lean Six Sigma.
This credential can be earned as a 3 point credential (Yellow Belt), a 6 point credential (Green Belt), or a 12 point credential (Black Belt), with both the Yellow and Green Belt credentials being able to be earned in one school year. 

Lean Six Sigma is a fact-based, data-driven philosophy of improvement that values defect prevention over defect detection. It drives customer satisfaction and bottom-line results by reducing variation, waste, and cycle time, while promoting the use of work standardization and flow, thereby creating a competitive advantage.

It applies anywhere variation and waste exist, and every employee should be involved. This credential is excellent for any student. Employers who see students with a credential in Lean Six Sigma will know that your students have valuable skill to enhance the company regardless of what field they pursue.

For more information on Lean Six Sigma, and other industry recognized credentials, please click the seal banner above!

The 2022 DRAFT Technical Content Standards for the Business and Administrative Services, Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Marketing pathways have been posted in Excel format on each of the respective Career Field webpages.

As part of the Standards and Course Revision process, several courses have been removed from the C4, C5, S5 and G2 pathways. We highly encourage all currently approved Business, Finance, Logistics and Marketing programs to review the DRAFT FY24 Program Matrix to determine if your current program of study will be viable in the coming school year. Some programs may need to submit an updated CTE-26 application. If you have any questions or need assistance in reviewing your program of study, please contact a member of the Business Career Field Team.
Item-writing for WebXams has begun for revised Business Career Field courses. If you are interested in participating in these writing workshops, please visit

These updates may necessitate submitting a CTE-26 application for some programs earlier than expected, so please make sure you double check your program status!

Office Hours

The Offices of Graduate Success and Career-Technical Education are dedicated to providing support to educators in implementing and expanding high-quality, work-based learning. Open office hours will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and the last Friday of each month from 9-10 a.m. they began on Oct. 11.

Office hours will not have a formal agenda or specific topics but will provide time to ask questions and discuss best practices with Department staff and colleagues from across the state.

Sign up here to receive calendar invites for these open office hours.

Please contact with questions.

Quality Program Review Workshops
The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Career-Technical Education, facilitated Quality Pathway Review Workshops- Districts or pathways that wish to learn more about the Quality Program Review, Perkins V changes to the Quality Program Review, Work-based Learning and how to create Action Plans are encouraged to attend.

If you were unable to attend a QPR workshop, you can find the hand out and slides from the event, an many of our other previous professional development opportunities on the Professional Development page of our website.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Kornack at 614-644-0627 or
Regional Work Based Learning Workshops!
If you are looking for an opportunity to connect virtually with other colleagues in the Northeast Ohio Tech Prep region on Work Based Learning Opportunities be sure to join as at any of the monthly workshops sponsored by the region and presented by some of our partners who are on the cutting edge of the area they are presenting on!

Click the picture to register for any of these opportunities!
CTE-26 Workshops
Please also remember to sign up for our final, in person CTE-26 workshop below:

NE CTE-26 Workshop
Date: Jan. 31, 2023
Location: Corporate College East
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration Link:

Additionally, all of these dates, and more are listed in the calendar section of our region website- that page is frequently updated any time we get a new event!
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