This is a time for action. Talk and paralyzing debate cannot take the place of action. Central Ohio can afford nothing less than to grow the nation’s leading
21st century-educated workforce. To improve their performance, our schools, adult career-technical centers, colleges, and universities have embraced a regional strategy with integrated policies and practices that together aim to increase substantially the number of area citizens who earn a postsecondary certificate or degree.

Good things are already happening in the region’s school districts and institutions of higher education. The Compact is poised to lead innovative solutions with an earnest commitment to three strategic principles.

Strategic Principles

1. Aspiration and Access
2. Alignment and Academic Preparation
3. Alternative Pathways for Adult Learners

The Central Ohio Compact: A regional strategy for college completion and career success (.pdf)