What is the SCTAI?
A Student-Focused and Faculty–Driven Process
The Secondary Career-Technical Alignment Initiative (SCTAI) is a collaborative effort between the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Department of Education (CTE), and Ohio's public institutions of higher education. The goal of this initiative is to explore the creation of additional Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs), or statewide articulation agreements, specifically for secondary high school students who complete agreed upon Career-Technical coursework and assessments. This is accomplished through curriculum alignment of secondary career-technical content standards and post-secondary coursework. Increasing the number of secondary career-technical articulation agreements:
- Encourages new and expanded post-secondary credit opportunities for secondary students in career-technical education.
- Reduces the likelihood that a student would repeat technical content in which they can demonstrate knowledge and skill, and
- Supports Ohio's comprehensive credit transfer system.