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MOESC’s Business Advisory Council was recently awarded three stars in the 2024 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. The business advisory councils honored demonstrate excellence in developing professional skills for the future, building partnerships and coordinating experiences, which contribute to preparing students for success. 

Angela Powell, Morrow County Development Coordinator, said, “The MOESC Business Advisory Council has been essential in improving the Business/Education partnership in Morrow County and guiding the work of the Morrow County Action Team by providing best practices and resources to create career readiness opportunities for Morrow County youth.”

These awards recognize educators, business partners, staff, schools, businesses, educational service centers, joint vocational school districts and communities that come together to create dynamic, career-focused learning environments for students. Three-star business advisory councils implement quality practices throughout the year to create a culture of career-focused opportunities for all students.

Jeremy Secrist, Superintendent of Lexington Local Schools, praised the Business Advisory Council: “The Mid-Ohio BAC has done a fabulous job of bringing together educational and business leaders to help solve our local employment needs through great educational offerings and opportunities for students and staff. Amy Wood and the BAC are creating employment pathways for graduates and future graduates that will help the area recruit and keep some of the best talent our local schools produce, benefitting the area for years to come.”

“I would like to thank Amy Wood for her efforts in leading the Mid-Ohio ESC Business Advisory Council and for earning this recognition. The BAC is committed to connecting education and business leaders with real-life opportunities that will help prepare students for their given career choice,” Kevin D. Kimmel, MOESC Superintendent.

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center’s Business Advisory Council represents the following school districts in Richland, Morrow and Crawford Counties: Bucyrus City Schools, Cardington-Lincoln Local Schools, Crestline Exempted Village Schools, Crestview Local Schools, GOAL Digital Academy, Highland Local Schools, Lexington Local Schools, Lucas Local Schools, Madison Local Schools, Mansfield City Schools, Mount Gilead Exempted Village Schools, Northmor Local Schools, Ontario Local Schools, Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools and Shelby City Schools.

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides specialized academic and support services to 13 school districts and over 20,000 students in Crawford, Morrow and Richland Counties. Client districts receive services from curriculum, gifted and special education consultants, speech pathologists, psychologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

Source: MOESC

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