Events and Conferences

Get Involved in The Regional Strategy for College Completion and Career Success

The pathway to a bachelor’s degree has changed, creating uncertainty for students and families. Join Columbus State Community College, the Educational Service Center, regional and higher education leaders for a leadership summit on college access, college readiness, and degree completion for Central Ohio students.


Video gallery

Listen to what education and business leaders had to say at the October 2018 Compact Summit.

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The 2019 Compact Summit

The next Compact Summit will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Columbus State Community College. Register here.





Who Can Attend?

District superintendents, high school principals, assistant principals, counselors; college presidents, admissions officers, academic advisors, and other student service leaders are encouraged to attend. Employers and social services agencies are invited to attend as we continue to develop 9-14 career pathways aligned with labor market needs. School districts, colleges, and universities are urged to bring teams of professionals who can contribute to a regional dialogue.

Our Vision

By 2025, 65 percent of Central Ohio adults will complete a postsecondary certificate or degree.

To reach that goal, Ohio must increase college success among the fast-growing groups that will account for a growing proportion of the state’s population, including working adults, low-income and first-generation students, and students of color. The challenge is to carry out a regional strategy for igniting economic growth and building healthier, more sustainable communities.
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Past Events