Business Advisory Councils


In today’s economy, it is critical that Ohio schools prepare all students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in future learning, careers and life.

Parents, educators and the business community want to prepare students for successful career paths, whether those include college degrees, industry credentials, apprenticeships, military enlistment or a combination of these.

Businesses are important partners who can help shape the educational experiences of all students in Ohio schools. Businesses can partner with schools to share news about job trends and opportunities, as well as economic changes that will affect jobs. They can play a role in district curriculum development and help create new opportunities for students, such as work-based learning experiences.

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What does it mean to be SuccessBound?

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SuccessBound Schools

SuccessBound schools research and respond to the economic needs of their communities. They provide education pathways that give students the skills they need for in-demand jobs and for a remediation-free college experience. They encourage work-based learning experiences and internships and offer rich, engaging learning experiences to students. They encourage students to plan for their future careers and take stock of what skills and resources they need for those careers.

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SuccessBound Businesses

SuccessBound businesses collaborate with schools to develop the local workforce. They invest in schools to create educational pathways and provide work-based learning experiences that prepare students for jobs that are available now. They communicate openly with schools about what skills students need to have when they graduate.

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SuccessBound Students

SuccessBound students take active roles in planning their future by exploring career interests early and considering how to align their interests to careers. They consider what education and training is needed to reach their goals. They respond to financial concerns by earning free college credits in high school and following a pathway that allows them to work in a related field while continuing their education. These students dedicate themselves to long-term goals and commit to continuous lifelong learning.

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SuccessBound Famlies

SuccessBound families support the pathways that help their students meet their goals. They encourage districts to find ways for the students to gain the skills they need. They are aware of the demands of their local economies, and they encourage businesses and schools to prepare students to work in those economies. They encourage lifelong learning.

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SuccessBound Communities

SuccessBound communities communicate with schools about the needs of the local economy. They actively foster collaboration between schools and businesses to help grow the local workforce.