Ohio’s Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils Announced

Posted on: March 4, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria together with Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced Tuesday, March 2nd ten business advisory councils that were recognized as three-star councils in the State of Ohio. North Point Educational Service Center, which includes business advisory councils of Huron, Erie, Ottawa, and Sandusky Counties, was recognized as one of the ten councils.

“In Ottawa County, they support the Ottawa County CEO Program,” stated Superintendent DeMaria. “This stands for Career Engagement Opportunities. The CEO Program puts students into internships that help them develop entry level skills in a specific occupation, and it allows them to practice career management and prepare for employment all the while earning high school credit. Over 80 students earned the OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal as part of that program.”

Ohio’s 2021 Three-Star Business Advisory Councils:

  • Building Bridges to Careers
  • Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio
  • ESC of Northeast Ohio
  • Marion Area Acceleration Collaborative
  • Montgomery County ESC
  • Muskingum Valley ESC
  • Noble Local School District
  • North Point ESC
  • Piqua Business Advisory Council
  • Tri-County ESC

Columbiana County Schools Business Advisory Council and Cincinnati Public Schools Business Advisory Council were awarded Ohio’s 2021 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils.

Superintendent DeMaria and Lt. Governor Husted present Ohio’s 2021 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils LIVE on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Ohio is proud to be home to more than 120 Business Advisory Councils that engage with schools and collaborate about business and workforce needs, as well as educational programming that responds to those needs. To highlight the work of these councils, the Ohio Department of Education, in partnership with the Ohio Business Roundtable, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, Ohio Excels, Ohio Restaurant Association and Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, developed Ohio’s Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. This application-based set of awards recognizes applicants that demonstrate excellence in the three Quality Practices:

  • Excellence in developing professional skills for future careers;
  • Excellence in building partnerships; and
  • Excellence in coordinating career development experiences.

“Ohio’s Business Advisory Councils work with students, educators and business leaders to set students up for success,” Lt. Governor Husted said. “This collaborative effort ensures that students have the tools they need to prepare for a future in-demand career through initiatives that promote career exploration, workforce development and work-based learning.”

“We’re so proud of the work these Business Advisory Councils are doing, together with their partner schools, to nurture leadership qualities and important workplace readiness skills in students and contribute to the talent pipeline for businesses. It’s a real win-win proposition.” said DeMaria.

To learn more about the work of Business Advisory Councils, to watch a video of the March 2nd event and view the criteria for these awards, visit the Business Advisory Councils webpage under the Ohio Department of Education’s website at www.education.ohio.gov