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Posted on August 07, 2017

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Cincinnati, Ohio

October 24-26, 2017

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators  


Great Oaks Career Campuses is one of the largest career & technical systems in the US.  They offer 31 career majors for students from 36 school districts as well as operating a robust adult education program. Great Oaks’ assets include strong business/industry involvement, up-to-date, well equipped programs, and knowledgeable instructors. Visitors travel from all over the country to see what Great Oaks offer.





Tuesday, October 24, 2017


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome reception hour

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner

Speaker – Mr. Harry Snyder, President and CEO, Great Oaks Career Campuses


Wednesday, October 25, 2017


7:45 a.m.                     Departure to Scarlet Campus

11:00 a.m. - Noon       Lunch

12:15 p.m.                   Departure to Diamond Campus

3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.   Tour Debriefing at the Hotel

Topics: Special Education students, state governing structure, individual academic plans, and post-secondary opportunities

5:30p.m.- 7:30 p.m.    Dinner

Speaker: Dr. Steve Gratz, Senior Executive Director, Division of Learning, Ohio Department of Education




Thursday, October 26, 2017


7:45 a.m.                     Departure for Area Industry Tour

8:15a.m.                      Area Business and Industry Visitations

Noon                           Lunch at the Hotel

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workforce Development Board and Post-Secondary Panel


5:00 p.m.                     Dinner on your own


Date and Location:

The 2017 PACTA Study Tour is being held October 24-26 at the Clarion Hotel Cincinnati North in Cincinnati, Ohio. Registration for the conference will begin at 4:00 p.m. on October 24. The Welcome reception will begin on October 24 at 5:00 p.m. The study tour will conclude on October 26 at 4:00 p.m.

2017 PACTA Study Tour Registration

 The registration fee of $295.00 includes transportation during the study tour, materials, dinner on October 24, lunch and dinner on October 25, continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks.

Click here to registerOn-line


Click here to download a copy of the Registration Form


Click here to download a copy of the Study Tour Brochure 


Clarion Hotel Cincinnati North
3855 Hauck Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Telephone: (513) 563-8330

Accommodations are available at the Clarion Hotel Cincinnati North at the conference rate of $72 single or double. Reservations must be made by September 24, 2017. You can make your reservations by calling (513) 830-3022.  Please mention or enter that you are part of the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators when making your reservation.

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