Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, a non-profit organization, is a division of the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education. Membership consists of secondary, adult, and post-secondary educators. It provides the opportunity for high-quality professional development, sharing of expectations for the profession group expression and action to deal with the problems of importance to family and consumer sciences.
OATFACS supports the purposes of the Ohio Association of Career and Technical Education dedicated to the advancement of education that prepared youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE’s core purpose is to provide leadership in developing an educated, prepared, and competitive workforce.
Professional Development provides educators with the opportunity to receive continuing education in specific content areas. These opportunities are facilitated by the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFACS) and Ohio Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (Ohio FCCLA). Additional instruction is provided in cooperation with colleges and business partners.