Business Advisory Councils

2022 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils

Watch Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Intermin Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Stephanie Siddens recognize the 2021-2022 recipients of Ohio's Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. 

2022 Award Winners

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  • Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio
  • Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio
  • Goshen Local Schools
  • Lawrence County Educational Service Center
  • Marion Area Workforce Acceleration
  • New Lexington Schools

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  • Building Bridges to Careers
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
  • Montgomery County Educational Service Center
  • Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center
  • North Point Educational Service Center
  • Tri-County Educational Service Center

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  • Columbiana County Educational Service Center
  • Noble Local Schools*

*Business Advisory Council Excellence Awardee

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All Ohio school districts and Educational Service Centers need to have a Business Advisory Council. Ohio is proud to be home to over 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. 

Open Office Hours 

The Office of Graduate Success will be holding open office hours at the following times to provide technical assistance support to Business Advisory Councils. 

Click on the specific date and time to join on your computer or mobile app.

ABC's of Business Advisory Councils 

  • Learn the ABC's of Business Advisory Councils through this short video!

Benefits of Education and Business Partnerships

Check out the Benefits of Education and Business Partnerships resource and share it with members of your Business Advisory Council! This document aims to assist members with enhancing existing relationships as well as creating new ones. 

Find a Local Business Advisory Council!

View annual highlight reports for more information on council activities across the state!

Annual Business Advisory Council Plans

Business Advisory Councils are legislated by Ohio Law to submit annual plans to The Ohio Department of Education. All school districts, Educational Service Centers and Joint Vocational School districts representing school districts as Business Advisory Councils are required to submit plans in the Forms Submission app through OH|ID by September 30, 2021

Resources for Submitting Annual Business Advisory Counil Plan and Award Application

2021 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils

Watch Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria recognize the 2020-2021 recipients of Ohio's inaugural Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. 

To lift up and encourage the great work of these councils, the Ohio Department of Education, along with the Ohio Business RoundtableOhio Chamber of CommerceOhio NFIBOhio Farm BureauOhio Manufacturers’ AssociationOhio ExcelsOhio Restaurant Association and Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, 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 experiences.  

Applications should be submitted along with plans if a Council would like to be considered for the Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. These are not required by law, but are required for consideration for the Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. These applications are also due on September 30, 2021. Award applications must be submitted in the Forms Submission app on the OH|ID portal.

Addtional Resources

Webinars and virtual learning 

Business Advisory Council Townhall 

Join us on August 12th at 1 pm. The Department will be hosting a Business Advisory Council Townhall along with our business partners! 

  • Recording coming soon!

This townhall is open to Business Advisory Council Leads, business partners and members as you prepare to submit annual plans as required by law due by September 30th!  

View this recorded special 2020 Virtual Town Hall session with industry association leaders and the Ohio Department of Education that outlines Ohio's Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory requirements and discuss the importance of these councils across the state of Ohio. 
Contact for more information. 

Last Modified: 4/7/2022 2:23:23 PM