6th Annual Economic-Education Summit Brings Educators and Industry Leaders Together to Improve Ohio
Release date: 2/26/2013
What: The Ohio Economic-Education Summit is focused on connecting career-technical educators with leaders of 10 industries in Ohio identified as critical to improving the state’s economy: aerospace and aviation; agribusiness and food processing; automotive; biohealth; renewable and carbon-based energy development; financial services; health; information technology; manufacturing; and polymer sand chemical production.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Where: Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
Who: The primary keynote presenter is Richard O’Sullivan, principal and founder of Change Management Solutions. O’Sullivan will lead a panel on reducing workforce skills gap through better communication between schools and employers at 5 p.m. today and provide the Wednesday morning presentation. Acting superintendent of public instruction Michael L. Sawyers will speak during lunch on Wednesday. More information, including a detailed and downloadable agenda, is at www.economic.education.ohio.gov.
Background: The primary audience members for the summit are career-technical education leaders from high school, adult education and college settings who are seeking to enhance and add workforce development programming to better meet industry needs. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education, the Summit is conducted in collaboration with the Governor’s Office, JobsOhio, the Ohio Development Agency, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education. About 300 people are expected to attend.
NOTE: Media packets can be picked up at the Summit registration table or from Pat Huston, Summit manager, who will be on-site and accessible at (614) 578-2549.