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I want to continue my education.

Learning is a lifelong journey that opens doors to greater opportunities and personal growth. Whether you’re looking to further your education through college, vocational, or technical programs, Ohio offers accessible and diverse pathways to help you succeed in your chosen path.

Career Tech inspires students to identify paths to future success and provides students opportunities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for high school graduation and beyond.

Hitting the Open Road After High School is a guide for how to determine what is the best option for each person after exiting school.

A Career Pathway provides an overview of the various career options along with education and training that can begin as early as grade 7.

The Career Pathways Tool offer an overview of different career options, including education and training, to help understand the typical paths leading to employment in specific occupations.

Ohio offers many career technical education options that prepare students for the world of work. It usually takes between 3 months to 18 months to complete a career technical education program.

Higher education is accessible to all Ohio residents, not just students graduating from high school. Adult Learner is a term commonly used in higher education to refer to a student who is 25-years-old or older.

The Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP) helps Ohioans who are low income, partially unemployed, or totally unemployed participate in online or in-person training programs to receive a credential at no cost. Credentials available through IMAP are short-term, industry-recognized, and technology-focused.

Through the Ohio College2Careers (C2C) program, OOD partners with Ohio colleges and universities to ensure students with disabilities have the support they need to complete degrees, attain credentials, earn higher wages, and meet the demands of tomorrow’s workforce.

Ohio’s Statewide Consortium (OSC) is a network of higher education programs for students with disabilities. OSC programs provide access to inclusive college classes, work experiences, social activities, and independent living & self-determination instruction.

Ohio colleges, universities, and adult education programs offer several options ensuring that all Ohioans have easy access to a high-quality, affordable higher education.

Career Pathways offer an overview of different career options, including education and training, to help understand the typical paths leading to employment in specific occupations.

Think College provides resources, technical assistance, and training related to college options for students with intellectual disability, and manages the only national listing of college programs for students with intellectual disability in the United States.

Making My Way Through College is a guide for students with disabilities pursuing a degree or other type of credential at a two-year or four-year community college, college, or university.

OhioMeansJobs offers a range of resources and tools designed to provide you with the information, job search skills, and career skills necessary to propel you to the next level in your job search and career journey.

ApprenticeOhio is a program that connects companies to people wanting to learn a trade or skill. ApprenticeOhio Program Search includes 1,300+ apprenticeship opportunities and 230+ different positions available. More are being added all the time.

Ohio’s Aspire programs provide FREE services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and training and employment. Local programs offer classes at flexible locations and times to meet the diverse needs of adult learners.