Business Advisory Councils

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.

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Check out this highlight report for more information on council activities across the state!

Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils

Watch Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria recognize the 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.   View this recorded special 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. 

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