Announcing Ohio's Business-Education Leader Awards for excellent business advisory councils


Ohio is home to more than 120 business advisory councils. These locally focused partnerships convene education and business leaders to engage in dialogue, build trust and identify strategies that transform the student learning experience. The on-going, intentional collaboration can result in a more responsive education system based on regional economic drivers and needs, more relevant learning experiences for students that include work-based learning opportunities and enduring partnerships between schools and local industries. Especially in these trying times, collaboration is more important than ever. 
To lift up and encourage the great work of these councils, the Ohio Department of Education, along with the Ohio Business Roundtable, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Council of Retail MerchantsOhio ExcelsOhio Farm BureauOhio Manufacturers’ AssociationOhio National Federation of Independent Business and Ohio Restaurant Association is excited to announce an award opportunity for local business advisory councils.

These awards will identify and celebrate local Business Advisory Councils that demonstrate excellence in developing professional skills for future careers, excellence in building partnerships and excellence in coordinating work-based learning experiences.  
Award applicants should visit the Ohio Department of Education's webpage for business advisory councils for more information, including application criteria, selection information and information on current promising practices throughout the state. 
Applications should be submitted by Dec. 15, 2020. Business advisory council plans also are due on that date.  
For more information, contact Michelle Washington.