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A regional strategy will include persistence, innovation, and collaboration. When it comes to improving college readiness and raising postsecondary success rates, no one can go it alone. Alliances that give P–12 educators and postsecondary institutions access to skills and resources that lie outside their boundaries are essential. So Compact members will form strategic partnerships that enhance their capacity to build students’ learning aspirations, strengthen academic preparation, promote adult learning opportunities, and improve the productivity of educational institutions at all levels.

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CENTRAL OHIO BUSINESS AND CIVIL LEADERS SET DAUNTING CHALLENGE

The success of Columbus 2020a public-private partnership, in achieving its goals will rely in no small measure on the ability of area education systems to meet the unique academic needs of learners at all stages of the educational pipeline—from K–16 students to adult learners already in or trying to re-enter the workforce. 

To thrive economically, communities throughout Central Ohio must have a talented workforce with the ability to support a bold economic growth strategy.

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