Portage Lakes Adult Education is a member of the University System of Ohio, offering both part-time and full-time job training, and fully accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The COE, originally founded in 1971 as a regional accrediting agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is the successor to the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (COEI).

In 1995, the COE became a national accrediting agency, and in 2016, it celebrated its 45th year of assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education. The COE’s accreditation process is conducted on behalf of more than 360,000 students across the nation who pursue careers in a variety of technical fields. For more information, contact the:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350