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Big Biz meets Big Ed to talk about jobs

By John Published: February 19, 2010

Ohio Education, Industry Leaders Gather for Annual Summit

 Columbus – Representatives of American Electric Power, NetJets, General Electric, Bellisio Foods, NorTech, PolymerOhio, United Auto Workers and the NASA Glenn Research Center will be among 80 presenters at the 2010 Ohio Economic-Education Summit next week. They will be sharing information and leading discussions among more than 400 leaders from high schools, career centers, colleges and state agencies during the third annual engagement Feb. 22-24, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio.

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Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Office of Career-Technical Education, the primary purpose will be to identify gaps, share best practices and enhance or create plans that would improve the state's economy through collaboration among industry and education. The focus this year is on six industries (Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Bioscience, Energy, Automotive, Food Science) emerging as solutions to Ohio's economy.

 Most of the business/industry involvement will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. Education presenters throughout the three days are from Toledo, Ashland, Columbus, Delaware, Clayton, Portsmouth, Dayton, Xenia, Logan, Miller City, Perrysburg, Piqua, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Westerville and Akron,

 Keynotes are as follows:

  • Ohio Governor Ted Strickland – 9:15 a.m. Feb. 23;

  • The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee – 1 p.m. Feb. 23; and

  • Superintendent of Public Instruction Deborah S. Delisle, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut, Ohio Department of Development Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel – 8:30 a.m. Feb. 24

 Collaborative planning partners for the Summit are Governor Ted Strickland's office, Ohio Department of Development, Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, KnowledgeWorks and the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education.

To access a full agenda, click here or go to and search keyword: Summit III.

 Follow the Economic Education Summit on Twitter using #econed.



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