The Apprenticeship Pathways initiative advocates for individuals completing apprenticeships by incorporating their
learning into academic credit, thereby saving them time and money and encouraging them to advance their academic
credentials to contribute to a strong, educated workforce.

Ohio apprenticeship programs partner with public two-year institutions to provide technology-specific statewide
articulation agreements that recognize non-traditional prior learning. College credit is awarded toward a technical associate
degree. Each agreement simplifies student advising by outlining how apprenticeship training in a certain pathway applies
to an applied associate degree and lists remaining courses required to complete the degree. The application of the credit
toward a technical associate degree in these agreements is guaranteed at the participating receiving institutions.