COLUMBUS, Ohio – Interim State Superintendent of Public Instruction Stephanie Siddens and Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the Muskingum Valley Business Advisory Council (MVBAC) has been designated as an Ohio 2022 Three-Star Business Advisory Council. The MVBAC, coordinated by the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center, was one of the seven Business Advisory Councils (BACs) in Ohio to be recognized with the three-star designation. Ohio is home to more than 120 Business Advisory Councils.
The BACs engage with schools and collaborate about business and workforce needs and 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:
- Developing professional skills for future careers;
- Building partnerships; and
- Coordinating career development experiences.
“The collaboration between business and education is a powerful force that inspires students to think about their futures and helps connect them to in-demand career opportunities in their communities,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “Today’s awards highlight some of the most innovative and impactful examples of business and education partnerships taking place across Ohio.”
“I’m so impressed by our councils and all the amazing work they are doing to support and encourage students toward promising careers. Their investment in students today promises to have a positive impact both for students and for their organizations for generations to come,” said Siddens.
To learn more about the work of Business Advisory Councils, to watch a video of the event and to view the criteria for these awards, visit the Business Advisory Councils webpage.