Ohio Technical Centers (OTCs) provide post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) at 52 career centers across Ohio. These institutions offer programming in the technical skill trades (i.e., HVAC, Phlebotomy, Police Training, EMT, STNA, Welding, Nursing, CNC Machining, etc.) that prepare learners for certificates, industry-recognized certifications, and state licensures. Many of the OTCs are positioned to respond quickly to the needs of business and industry by providing customized trainings and business consultation services to companies and organization to assist with meeting Ohio’s workforce goals.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education staff with responsibilities of working with the OTCs and overseeing Ohio’s Postsecondary Career and Technical Education work is housed within the Office of Higher Education Workforce Alignment. Listed below is the staff contact information with a brief overview of their core duties.
Anthony M. Landis, Senior Director, College and Career Access & Success
Oversees Ohio’s Postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) portfolio, consisting of the management of the Ohio Technical Centers’ data, compliance, funding distribution, state and federal reporting, and program approval. Also leads the Carl D. Perkins V program work for participating colleges and OTCs, and other workforce initiatives related to serving adult learners through Ohio’s WIOA Combined State Plan and Perkins Plan. Also, facilitates Career pathways connections with the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network.
Jeffrey C. Gove, Director, Perkins Reporting and Compliance
Manages the Perkins V Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment and Application Process for 40 participating institutions, reviewing and approving applications and budgets for funding activities. Also, responsible for setting Perkins Performance Measure targets. Leads the OTC apprenticeship committee and Perkins Equity efforts, as well as compliance work with the OTCs, ensuring they are in good standing and meeting the requirements set forth by their accrediting bodies.
Verda McCoy, Assistant Director, Postsecondary Career Pathways
Reviews and conditionally approves technical certificate programs in preparation for the Chancellor’s final approval. Serves as primary contact for the OTC accrediting bodies, ACCSC, ACEN and COE. Provides oversight and postsecondary direction, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for Ohio’s Tech Prep regional chief administrators housed within the state’s six economic development regions.
Theresa A. Bryant, MBA, Program Data Manager,College and Career Access & Success
Manages the OTC data for the HEI data system, providing direction and insight on all OTC data reports, data entry, data iterations, data issues and concerns. Develops the Perkins reports for participating OTCs and Colleges, as well as the Perkins Consolidated Annual Report provided to the USDE.
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Useful Links and Information
- Association for Career-Technical Education (ACTE)
- Ohio ACTE
- AdvancED; NCA/CASI Postsecondary
- Ohio Economic Development Association
- ACT WorkKeys
- Workforce Division, Ohio Job and Family Services
- Eligible Training Provider Information (ODJFS)