Ohio Economic-Education Summit

Posted On: March 4, 2013

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New PictureTri Star Career Compact administrators Tim Buschur, Julie Schosker, and Marcia Helentjaris attended the Ohio Economic-Education Summit on Feb.26 and 27 in downtown Columbus. The purpose of the summit was to build education and industry relationships and to learn about workforce development programming aligned with the business needs of today and tomorrow. Also attending was Coldwater superintendent, Rich Seas.

The sixth annual Summit focused on 10 industries identified by Gov. John Kasich’s administration as critical to improving the state’s economy: aerospace/aviation, agribusiness/food processing, automotive, biohealth, energy (renewable, oil/gas), financial services, health, information technology, manufacturing, and polymers/chemicals.More than 50 industry and education leaders provided information on skill gaps and best practices related to improving workforce development in Ohio.

The Summit was sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education in collaboration with the Governor’s Office, JobsOhio, the Development Agency, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education. More than 350 people attended the Summit. More information is available at www.economic.education.ohio.gov