The Goshen Local Schools Business Advisory Council was recognized on March 9th by the Ohio Department of Education State Superintendent Stephanie Siddens and Lieutenant Governor John Husted with the Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. The honorees demonstrate excellence in three distinct quality practices that lay the foundation upon which Business Advisory Councils build their programs and activities:
- Develop Professional Skills for the Future
- Build Partnerships
- Coordinate Experiences.
Goshen’s Business Advisory Council has helped form and develop skills in future students by helping the school district determine what skills the students should be developing. One key area they helped the district is in the development of its “portrait of a graduate”. The portrait of a graduate is a guiding document that helps the district in the strategic development of programs by detailing the important characteristics a Goshen graduate should possess on graduation. The business advisory council was instrumental in helping the district form this document by including the attributes that many businesses require of their employees. Goshen is committed to helping each student develop these qualities to help them have successful careers after high school.
The council is also committed to building deep and impactful partnerships with the school district. This was evident at the latest meeting where over 125 local businesses and organizations were recognized for their partnerships with Goshen Local Schools. The list of partnerships that serve the district continues to grow as Goshen has developed these partnerships to help provide opportunities for students. Finally, these partnerships have helped to coordinate a variety of work-based learning and mentoring experiences for their students.
The council is always working on developing new ways of creating experiences for the students of Goshen Local Schools. Some of these activities the council has been instrumental in creating are, one on one mentoring, speed mentoring, job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, and employment. The council has helped many Goshen students earn their Ohio Means Jobs Readiness seal among the countless hours of experience that have honed their work readiness skills.
Our Business Advisory Council Members Include: