Go Higher Ohio: Summit on Post-Secondary Education Attainment

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Columbus State Community College

To be economically competitive, our state needs to increase the percentage of working age Ohioans with a post-secondary certificate or degree to 65% by 2025.  In order to reach this goal, Ohio needs to mobilize to raise educational attainment for in-demand, living wage occupations for citizens in every region, of every race, and of every background.

Join us as we discuss the current state of education attainment in Ohio and the opportunities that can be addressed to increase the number of Ohioans with degrees and certificates that strengthen our workforce.  The day will include a keynote address from Dr. Kim Hunter- Reed, Deputy Undersecretary with the US Department of Education, sessions with national experts and local stakeholders, and regional conversations. 

We welcome stakeholders in many areas including:

  • Workforce and economic development
  • College and career readiness for K-12 students,
  • Persistence and completion for college students,
  • Access and success for adult learners, and
  • Education opportunity and workforce preparation for at-risk and underrepresented populations.

Local teams working on college access and success, including P-16 councils and other community partnerships, are encouraged to register team members.

There is no charge for the event and lunch will be included. Register at https://odhe.eventsair.com/attainment-summit/register/Site/Register

Hosted by Philanthropy Ohio and the Ohio Department of Higher Education

Contact Info: 

For more information, contact Calista H. Smith, project consultant, at csmith@highered.ohio.gov or 614-466-4158.