Ohio Excels holds a number of events and webinars to bring together business, education and workforce leaders to strengthen collaboration in an effort to better prepare students for success.
Workforce & Education Conference
Ohio Excels joins together each year with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation to host the Aim Hire Workforce and Education Conference to strengthen relationships between businesses and educators at all levels, share best practices, and strengthen our state’s ongoing efforts to improve the critical linkages between education and workforce. The conference, held each year in Columbus, attracts more than 500 educators and business leaders from across the state to strengthen relationships between education and business to help close the skills gap.
The 2023 conference will be held October 12, 2023.
JUN 1, 2023
Ladies Gallery | Ohio Statehouse
Press Conference – Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee Works
Ensuring students are proficient readers before they leave elementary school is a critical benchmark for student success. Join us for a release of our recent study on the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee retention policy and its positive impact on student academic performance.
Find more information on the research here.
OCT 12, 2023
Aim Hire 2023
We are expecting the largest most engaged conference we could ever image. Join 500+ business, education, political, and community leaders from across Ohio to take part in the fifth annual Aim Hire Workforce & Education Conference!
MAR 23, 2023
Recording of In-Person Event
Literacy Matters – Shaping the Future for Ohio Students
Hear from experts in literacy policy and practice as we discuss what Ohio must do to improve literacy outcomes for our students. This event also features Ohio Governor Mike DeWine!
Hosted by Ohio Excels, this discussion features Pat Tiberi, President and CEO, Ohio Business Roundtable and Ohio Excels Board Chair, Dr. Carey Wright, former State Superintendent, Mississippi Department of Education, and Dr. Stephanie Siddens, Interim State Superintendent, Ohio Department of Education, and explores public policy shifts that lead to literacy improvement for students. You will also hear from our front-line educators and administrators about the practices that are working for students in their classrooms.
NOV 09, 2022
Credentials, Pathways & What Happens Next
A look at how credentials actually align with Ohio’s workforce needs. Policy Experts from ExcelinEd will share their research into the alignment between the credentials students earn and the demand for those credentials in the workforce. The presentation will shine a light on the industry credential landscape in Ohio and provide recommendations on how to improve career pathways and credentials in the State.
OCT 27, 2022
The Formula for FAFSA
Learn how to increase FAFSA completion rates from leading states and Ohio communities. Learn why Louisiana leads the nation in FAFSA completion and hear from local Ohio experts about strategies that can help drive FAFSA completion and help more students pursue postsecondary education.
SEP 27, 2022
Driving Achievement with Data
How data analysis can improve student outcomes. Florida education leaders will share how they created a system in which they use data from a variety of sources to inform stakeholders on workforce demands and credential outcomes while informing policymakers as they pursue innovative policy changes. National experts will also join to share how states across the country are benefiting from better data connections to workforce outcomes. Learn why it’s more important than ever to have data systems in place to drive the change we want to see.
APR 28, 2022
How state policies build a skilled, educated workforce. Policy experts with ExcelinEd, a national organization that supports state leaders in transforming education, recently conducted a deep dive on career pathway policies in Ohio to help the state better understand the strengths and opportunities for improving our education and workforce systems.
MAR 24, 2022
The Big Blur
Erasing the boundaries between high school, college, and careers – and creating one new system that works for everyone. In their new report, The Big Blur, Joel Vargas and Kyle Hartung lay out their argument for erasing the boundaries between high school, college, and careers – a radical restructuring they say can work better for everyone. Joel and Kyle join the Complete to Compete Ohio webinar series to explain how the Big Blur could work in Ohio.
OCT 06, 2021
Aim Hire 2021
The third annual Aim Hire Conference took place virtually on October 6, 2021. This year’s event brought together the voices of business leaders, educators, and policy makers. The recordings and event details are located below on this webpage. Thank you to all our panelist, attendees, partners, and staff for making this possible.
SEP 22, 2020
Aim Hire 2020
The second annual Aim Hire Conference took place virtually on September 22, 2020. This year’s event brought together the voices of business leaders, educators, and policy makers. The recordings and event details are located below on this webpage. Thank you to all our panelist, attendees, partners, and staff for making this possible.
MAY 16, 2019
Aim Hire 2019
The first annual Aim Hire Conference took place virtually on May 16, 2019. This year’s event brought together the voices of business leaders, educators, and policy makers. The recordings and event details are located below on this webpage. Thank you to all our panelist, attendees, partners, and staff for making this possible.