Business Advisory Council

Geauga County Business Advisory Council Plan

 

 

Geauga County Educational Service Center (GCESC)

Business Advisory Council (BAC) Plan: 2019-2020

 

Mission Statement (Per ORC 3313.84): The mission of the GCESC Business Advisory Council (BAC) is to foster cooperation among our member schools, businesses, and the communities they serve to make our education system more aware of the local labor market; promote work-based experiences within businesses; and help students prepare for successful learning and employment opportunities.

 

2019-2020 Geauga County Educational Service Center Business Advisory Council Members:

 

Member

Employer

Industry

Kimm Leininger

Geauga Growth Partnership

Network for Businesses

Dave Patterson

Patterson Farms

Agriculture

John Epprecht

Great Lakes Cheese

Cheese Manufacturer

Becky Oliver

Great Lakes Cheese

Cheese Manufacturer

Serena Cederlund

Tarkett USA, Inc

Flooring

Suzanne Wilson

Kinetico

Water Filtration Systems

Margo Reda

Ohio Means Jobs

Job Center Network

Craig Sernik

Ohio Means Jobs

Job Center Network

Chrystall Thomas

Mercury Plastics

Manufacturing

Juliana Petti

Alliance for Working Together

Job Center Network

 

2019-2020 Geauga County Educational Service Center Educator Business Advisory Council Members:

 

Member

School Building, District or ESC

Title

Jennifer Felker

Geauga County ESC

Superintendent

John Stoddard

Berkshire School District

Superintendent

Bill Kermavner

Cardinal School District

Superintendent

Jacqueline Hoynes

Newbury School District

Superintendent

Richard Markwardt

West Geauga School District

Superintendent

Tamee Tucker

iSTEM Geauga Early College High School

Chief Academic Officer

Christopher Mitchell

Auburn Career Center

Dir Innovative Programs

Angela Spalsbury

Kent State University – Geauga

Higher Education

 

 

 

 

 

 


Schedule of Meetings

The Geauga County Business Advisory Council meets on a quarterly basis. The planned meeting dates for the 2019-2020 school year include:

 

Date 1:

August 27, 2019

Date 2:

October 22, 2019

Date 3:

January 15, 2020

Date 4:

March 31, 2020

Date 5:

May 19, 2020

 

 

The GCESC BAC meeting schedule will be determined annually at the Business Meeting to be held in July or August of each year. (The BAC will meet at least once per quarter as required by Ohio law.)

 

Sunshine Laws: The GCESC BAC will comply with Ohio’s public records and open meetings laws, collectively known as the “Sunshine Laws” as required by law.

 

Member Appointments:

?           County Superintendent (permanent member) serves as Executive Chair.

?           5 Superintendents and representatives from GCESC Member Districts (permanent members).

?           1 Representative from Geauga Growth Partnership (permanent member).

?           1 Representative from Auburn Career Center (permanent member).

?           1 Representative from Higher Education – Kent State (permanent member).

?           At least 8 members from local or regional businesses and industries that represent diversity in the business communities. (staggered terms).

?           Additional At-large Members may be added at the discretion of the BAC in multiples of 2 (3 year terms).

=       Representative from workforce development. At the discretion of the BAC for 3 year term.

=       Voting authority – two members from same entity – 1 vote.

 

Roles of the BAC (Per ORC 3313.84):

1.         To advise local school districts on changes in the economy and job market and the area in which future jobs are most likely available;

2.         To advocate for the employment skills most critical to business and industry and the development of curriculum to teach these skills;

3.         To aid and support local school districts by offering suggestions for developing a working relationship among businesses, labor organizations, and educators;

4.         To advise workforce development on how to be responsive to Northeast Ohio job market.


Appointment & Responsibility of Officers: Officers for the following offices: Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Secretary shall be appointed by the GCESC Superintendent at the annual BAC Business Meeting in July or August each year. Officers shall be appointed from active Board members and will be appointed for 1 year terms. The responsibilities of each office are as follows:

?           Chairperson – Superintendent of County

?           Provide leadership to ensure the committee functions properly

?           Promote full participation during the meetings

?           Ensure that all relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and implemented

?           Lead and Facilitate each meeting

 

?           Vice Chairperson:

?           Assume the responsibilities of the Chairperson in his/her absence

 

?           Secretary: Assumed by ESC Representative

 

Terms of Service:

2   Businesses – 1 year

3   Businesses – 2 year

3 Businesses – 3 year Thereafter all 3 years

 

The BAC shall avoid potential conflicts of interest when appointing BAC members. The GCESC Superintendent has the right to remove BAC members due to potential conflicts of interest, lack of attendance/participation, lack of cooperative spirit, or any other reason as determined by GCESC in partnership with GGP.

 

Amendment of Bylaws: Bylaws of the GCESC BAC may be amended at any official BAC meeting by a majority vote of BAC members present at the meeting.


Delineation of Employment Skills: Explain the process the business advisory council will use to research (either formally or informally) in-demand employment skills and how the council will provide recommendations on those employment skills to the governing board.

 

1.        Project/Initiative/Event Name: Kent State Data Review

a.         Description: Presentation regarding graduation rates

b.         Goal/Expected Outcome: Build awareness of student success rates for graduation in post secondary educational options

 

 

 

 

Action Steps

Responsible Party

Deadline

Resources

Potential Barriers

Result/Metric of Success

 

What action steps are required to meet the goal or expected outcome?

 

 

Who will complete the task?

 

 

 

By when?

 

What do you need to complete this step? (People, money, tools, etc.)

What could get in the way of this task completion?

 

How will you overcome these barriers?

 

What is the desired outcome of this task?

 

How will you measure success?

Build awareness of student success rates for graduation in post secondary educational

options

Kent State

– Geauga. Data Review by Dr. Angela Spalsbury

February 20, 2019

Continue engaging stakeholders and presenting updates data ongoing

Commitment and engagement level of all stakeholders

Continue to review statewide data and county levels for student graduation rates in 2 year/4 year state colleges/universities


Development of a Curriculum to Instill Employment Skills: Identify goals and develop a comprehensive plan for how employability skills will be taught and reinforced in kindergarten through grade 12. Provide recommendations on how the employment skills identified above will be integrated into and taught through existing curricula and/or the creation of new curricula. This plan should include both classroom instruction, as well as activities, events and programs. Address how existing programs will be sustained and new, innovative programs will be initiated and supported.

 

1.        Project/Initiative/Event Name: State of the Schools

a.        Description: Building Skills for Tomorrow’s Jobs

b.        Goal/Expected Outcome: Opportunity to bring business and industry leaders together with our community to network, learn, and collaborate.

2.        Project/Initiative/Event Name: Ignite Your Career

a.        Description: Pathways to Success for Students

b.        Goal/Expected Outcome: Ignite students’ path toward finding a fulfilling and meaningful career.

 

Action Steps

Responsible Party

Deadline

Resources

Potential Barriers

Result/Metric of Success

 

What action steps are required to meet the goal or expected outcome?

 

 

Who will complete the task?

 

 

 

By when?

What do you need to complete this step? (People, money, tools, etc.)

What could get in the way of this task completion?

 

How will you overcome

these barriers?

What is the desired outcome of this task?

 

How will you measure success?

Districts will present initiatives on how employability skills will be taught and

reinforced in K- 12.

Schools Districts and Geauga Economic Leadership

November 1, 2019

Commitment by all stakeholders to build awareness of current

and future initiatives

Continued engagement/ communication and follow through of

both schools

and business community

Schools will share the latest innovations in education that help support our students as they

embark on the career pathways

 

 

Ignite Career ideas, shed light on career pathways available through education and training.

Geauga Growth Partnership

March 11,

2019

Commitment by all stakeholders to build awareness of current and future initiatives

Continued engagement/ communication and follow through of

both schools and business community

Inspire students to pursue chosen paths and provide tools for choosing a career.

Attendance, positive evaluation data, and verbal

feedback from students.


Changes in the Economy, Job Market and Future Job Availability: Explain how the business advisory council will identify essential data elements to study historical and future changes to the economy and job market. The plan should include recommendations to the governing board on how the district will address these changing needs and what future jobs are likely to be available. Identify resources and partners, both regionally and/or nationally, that will inform the review process.

 

1.         Project/Initiative/Event Name: To be determined in future initiatives

a.        Description: (Insert Description)

b.        Goal/Expected Outcome: (Insert Outcome)

 

Action Steps

Responsible Party

Deadline

Resources

Potential Barriers

Result/Metric of Success

 

What action steps are required to meet the goal or expected outcome?

 

 

Who will complete the task?

 

 

 

By when?

 

What do you need to complete this step? (People, money, tools, etc.)

What could get in the way of this task    completion?

 

How will you overcome these barriers?

What is the desired outcome of this task?

 

How will you measure success?

Utilize Geauga Growth Partnership and their relationships with business community to review trends and needs of jobs needed to fill and training needed in K-12 for employability

Business Advisory Council, Geauga County Educational Service Center, Geauga Growth Partnership

June 2020

County level data and survey information from businesses and schools

Getting surveys completed by partners and commitment by all partners for time and dedication.

 

Keep BAC involved and informed and target committees to work outside the BAC on initiatives ongoing

Analyze needs for jobs and skill set needed for employability


Developing Relationships: Describe the process of how the business advisory council will develop and sustain relationships among the business community, labor organizations and education personnel in the areas it represents. Preparation of our students cannot be accomplished without partnerships between these key stakeholders.

 

1.        Project/Initiative/Event Name: NEOEA Day

a.         Description: Connect Educators with local businesses

b.         Goal/Expected Outcome: To increase awareness of industry career opportunities for students and the education needed for these careers

 

Action Steps

Responsible Party

Deadline

Resources

Potential Barriers

Result/Metric of Success

 

What action steps are required to meet the goal or expected outcome?

 

 

Who will complete the task?

 

 

 

By when?

 

What do you need to complete this step? (People, money, tools, etc.)

What could get in the way of this task completion?

 

How will you overcome these barriers?

What is the desired outcome of this task?

 

How will you measure success?

Make educators aware of industry career opportunities for their students and the education needed for these

careers

Geauga Growth Partnership, Ohio Means Jobs

October 11, 2019

Businesses, school bus for transportation, lunch

Commitment needed by teachers, businesses and partners to participate.

 

Continued communication and awareness of this

opportunity.

Educators to learn career opportunities for students and build awareness of opportunities for students for employability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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