Since 1991, Ohio high schools and colleges have collaborated to combine accelerated academic and career-technical education, and to create and promote career-technical high school -to-college pathways. In addition to these pathways, Ohio has enjoyed one of the most respected and comprehensive systems of articulation and transfer in the United States. In 2007, the Ohio General Assembly further required the Ohio Department of Higher Education to consult with secondary institutions and adult career centers that taught career-technical content in the development of Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs).
Since that time, the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network at the Ohio Department of Higher Education has established several statewide CTAG agreements that facilitate articulation.
The Secondary Career-Technical Alignment Initiative (SCTAI), begun in 2011, is a joint initiative between the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network at the Ohio Department of Higher Education to explore the creation of new articulation agreements in an expedited manner. The goal is to expand the opportunities for credit for Career-Technical Students.