2024 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils Announced

Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Director Stephen D. Dackin recently announced Ohio’s 2024 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. The Business Advisory Councils being honored demonstrate excellence in developing professional skills for the future, building partnerships, and coordinating experiences, which contribute to preparing students for success.

This application-based set of awards recognizes 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.

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 RoundtableOhio Chamber of CommerceOhio Chapter of the National Federation of Independent BusinessOhio Farm BureauOhio Manufacturers’ AssociationOhio ExcelsOhio Restaurant Association and Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, developed Ohio’s Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils.

To learn more about the work of Business Advisory Council, visit the Business Advisory Councils webpage.

Ohio’s 2024 Four-Star Business Advisory Councils:

  • Building Bridges to Careers (BB2C)1,3
  • Montgomery County ESC1,3
  • Noble Local Schools1,2
  • North Point ESC

1 Award of Excellence in Developing Professional Skills
2 Award of Excellence in Building Partnerships
3 Award of Excellence in Coordinating Experiences

Ohio’s 2024 Three-Star Business Advisory Councils:

  • Barberton
  • ESC of Central Ohio
  • Champaign County
  • Tri-County ESC
  • Athens-Meigs ESC
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Columbiana County ESC
  • Goshen Local Schools
  • Hancock County ESC
  • Lorain County ESC
  • Marion Area Workforce Acceleration Collaborative
  • Mercer County ESC
  • Mid-Ohio ESC
  • Muskingum Valley ESC
  • New Lexington City
  • Northwest Career Ready
  • Piqua City Schools
  • Preble County ESC
  • Southern Ohio ESC
  • Van Wert County BAC
  • ESC of Northeast Ohio
  • LinkedUp BAC
  • ESC of Eastern Ohio

Ohio’s 2024 Two-Star Business Advisory Councils:

  • ESC of the Western Reserve Geauga
  • ESC of the Western Reserve Lake
  • Paulding County BAC
  • Springfield City Schools
  • Ashtabula County BAC
  • Brown County ESC
  • Darke County ESC
  • East Central Ohio ESC
  • Jefferson County ESC
  • Mentor Exempted Village Schools
  • Medina County ESC
  • West Clermont Local