Career Technical Education

OHS Partners with Centerville, Fairmont

Oakwood, Centerville and Kettering High Schools participate in a Career Tech compact to provide career-technical education opportunities to students at the three schools. 

As a result of this partnership, OHS students are eligible to apply for programs offered at CHS and FHS (see lists below).

students working with equipment in the Biotechnology class

Members of the Class of 2022 will gather in the OHS auditorium Thursday, Jan. 9, during 3rd period to hear a Career Education presentation by representatives of Fairmont and Centerville High Schools.

After the presentation, all students will have the opportunity to take permission slips for visits to the high schools to tour the programs that interest them.  The visit to Centerville High School will be Jan. 15 and to Kettering Fairmont Jan. 31.  Both tours will run from approximately 9:00-10:15. The permission slips are due in the Oakwood Guidance Office by Jan. 13 for the Centerville visit and by Jan. 27 for the Fairmont visit. These are firm deadlines.  Due to transportation schedules, permission slips turned in after the due date will not be accepted.

3 2019 OHS grads who took FHS Fire Science

There is a Career Expo for students and parents at Centerville High School for programs offered at Centerville High School Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 7-8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC).  Fairmont will host an information session for programs offered at Fairmont High School for students and parents in the FHS cafeteria/commons area Monday, Feb. 3, from 6-7 p.m.  

Students participating outside in the Env Science class

If, after touring the program, your student is interested in participating in one of these opportunities, they will need to complete and submit an application.  There are two spots in every program reserved for Oakwood students and the selection process is somewhat selective.  Please note, Centerville High School requires an acceptance offer to be signed and returned to them to secure the spot.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Owens, the Career Education coordinator, at 297-5326 or

Students in front of display they created at BPA

Key Dates

Jan. 9
Assembly for ALL sophomores at OHS, 3rd period

Jan. 13
Permission slips for CHS tours due in OHS Guidance Office

Jan. 15
Interested students visit CHS, 9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Jan. 15
Career Expo for students and parents at CHS from 7-8 p.m., PAC

Jan. 27
Permission slips for FHS tours due in OHS Guidance Office

Jan. 31
Interested students visit FHS, 9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Feb. 3
Information session for students and parents at FHS from 6-7 p.m.