• President
  • Ron Matter
  • Penta Career Center
  • Executive Director
  • Thomas Applegate
  • 6628 Wild Rose Ln
    Westerville, Ohio 43082


2015 OACTS Summer Conference June 17-19 ODE PowerPoint - Click Here


Two of our member schools received an Excellence in Action Award from the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education.  They are: Upper Valley Career Center, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, (Architecture & Construction Career Cluster) and Lorain County Joint Vocational School Culinary Arts Academy, (Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster)

These programs of study were selected based on their uniquely inventive and effective approaches to stimulating student learning, offering extensive work-based learning experiences, maintaining strong partnerships with industry and community organizations, and preparing students for postsecondary and career success.

For more information click on the following link:http://careertech.org/excellence-action-2015

Please see the Guest Column from State Representative Bill Reineke which was published in the Seneca Daily News.  Click Here

Harry Snyder, Great Oaks CTE CEO Guest Editorial. Click Here

Best Practices and Innovations in Career and Technical Education Conference

Call for Proposals - Click here

Phoenix, Arizona - Sept. 23-25, 2015

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor visits Penta Career Center - click here

Legislative Seminar 2015 - Click here for presentations

Please contact Tom Applegate with additional questions at tomgobucks@gmail.com

About OACTS...


OACTS fosters relationships among Ohio's Career Center and Joint Vocational School Superintendents in order to share best practices and advocate for career-technical and adult education in Ohio.

The organization communicates and works with legislators throughout Ohio to foster an understanding of how career-technical and adult education impacts the lives of students and contributes to the workforce of Ohio by supplying skilled workers to help grow Ohio's economy.

I. Core Values
· Integrity
· High Quality
· Supportiveness
· Leadership
· Innovation

II. Purpose:

  • Achieving Ohio’s economic prosperity through excellence in Career-Technical school districts.

III. Mission:

  • To establish a recognized, high quality workforce development system that will lead all learners to post secondary credentials