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The Secondary Career-Technical Alignment Initiative, a multi-year Perkins-funded collaboration between the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education, was designed to increase the number of statewide articulation agreements (CTAGs) that specifically serve secondary career technical students. As a result of the initiative, there is an expanded inventory of courses that have been identified for statewide articulation. OCTANE events are state-directed events, aimed at assisting public institutions with the systemic implementation of career-technical articulation and transfer on their campuses.
OCTANE events are designed to:
- Engage campus teams in focused activities that challenge them to think critically about their processes related to career-technical students who qualify for credit under statewide articulation agreements (CTAGs) in the areas of academic affairs, admissions/advising, registrar/records, institutional research, and data management and reporting.
- Provide opportunities for both regional and statewide collaboration, including professional development, around career-technical transfer initiatives.
- Assist institutions with implementation and adoption of SCTAI-created CTAGs including submission compliance.
OCTANE 2.0 was a continuation of the events and efforts from year one of OCTANE. Multiple strategies were put into motion with one goal in mind: increasing post-secondary compliance and creating opportunities for career-technical students in Ohio. Clarification of compliance and policy, providing consistent support from our office, and offering structured and goal oriented submission workshops around the state were the highlights of the second year of OCTANE.
OCTANE, now in its third year, is focusing on content specific workshops that will continue to allow for submission opportunities. This new structure will also provide for faculty of the same discipline to come together to explore professional development needs in their fields. For more information on upcoming workshops and all past events, please see the events tab.