Muskingum Valley Business Advisory Council earns award

| March 5, 2021

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the Muskingum Valley Business Advisory Council (MVBAC) has been designated as an Ohio 2021 Three-Star Business Advisory Council.

The MVBAC, coordinated by the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center, was one of the 10 Business Advisory Councils (BACs) in Ohio to be recognized with this award. 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: Excellence in developing professional skills for future careers; excellence in building partnerships; and excellence in coordinating career development experiences.

“Ohio’s Business Advisory Councils work with students, educators and business leaders to set students up for success,” Husted said. “This collaborative effort ensures that students have the tools they need to prepare for a future in-demand career through initiatives that promote career exploration, workforce development and work-based learning.”

“We’re so proud of the work these Business Advisory Councils are doing, together with their partner schools, to nurture leadership qualities and important workplace readiness skills in students and contribute to the talent pipeline for businesses. It’s a real win-win proposition,” said DeMaria.

The MVBAC is spearheaded by Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center’s Amy Luby and the 2020-2021 MVBAC Steering Committee: Amy Crown, Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce; Chris Schoelles, Genesis Healthcare Systems; Diane Jones, AOP-20; Barb Hansen, Muskingum University; Julie Metzger, Ohio Means Jobs, Muskingum County; Jeff Staggs, Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools; Kacey Cottrill, Caldwell Exempted Village Schools; Kevin Smith, Crooksville Exempted Village Schools; Lori Snyder-Lowe, Muskingum Valley ESC; Matt Sheridan, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers; and Rick Raach, Coshocton County Career Center.

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