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Regional Summit
on The Central Ohio Compact

Please join us for the 2016 Summit on Thursday, April 7.

The Central Ohio Compact: A regional strategy for college completion and career success

The pathway to a bachelor's degree has changed, creating uncertainty for students and families. Join Columbus State Community College, the Educational Service Center, regional K-12 and higher education leaders for a leadership summit on college access, college readiness, and degree completion for Central Ohio students.

Since 2011, Columbus State Community College has led a regional strategy, The Central Ohio Compact, which has initiated a convergence of system-wide process solutions to retain students within the education pipeline by reducing or eliminating remediation, expanding early college opportunities, and guaranteeing a bachelor's degree pathway to universities in the region.

An early initiative of the Compact was to build a system of grades 9-14 career pathways in collaboration with employers and aligned with labor market demands by joining the Pathways to Prosperity Network. This was made possible due to the support of JPMorgan Chase, the Ohio Business Roundtable, Battelle, and the Educational Service Center.

The Central Ohio Compact, with a joint resolution adopted by numerous Central Ohio school districts and seven higher education institutions, has cemented a foundation for a regional strategy to achieve Lumina Foundation's national goal of having 60 percent of Americans earning a post-secondary degree or certification by 2025.

Who Can Attend?

District superintendents, high school principals, assistant principals, counselors; college presidents, admissions officers, academic advisors, and other student services leaders are encouraged to attend. Employers and social services agencies are invited to attend as we continue to develop 9-14 career pathways aligned with labor market needs. School districts, colleges, and universities are urged to bring teams of professionals who can contribute to a regional dialogue.