Accomplishments and Goals

Major Accomplishments in 2016

Whether your college or school has a national, regional or local focus, the Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools can benefit you. Here’s what we achieved on your behalf in 2016:

Held 18 legislative visits and campus tours on the campuses of member institutions to educate legislators about career colleges and schools.
Conducted numerous workshop sessions to help members recruit and retain students, manage their operations, and improve faculty professionalism.
Advocated for the Career College Placement Act (Ohio House Bill 426), to require the state to post the job-placement rates of career college graduates, to help prospective students make informed decisions about their education.
Represented career colleges and schools at legislative hearings, meetings of the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, and the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools.
Offered more than $850,000 in tuition assistance to 25 high school seniors through the OhioLEADS! scholarship program.
Partnered with the Kentucky and Tennessee career college associations to present the first Annual Regional Leadership Institute
Awarded 29 Workforce Tuition Scholarships to students enrolled in OMACCS-member colleges and schools, totaling $50,000.
I can’t imagine leading a career college in Ohio without the advantages of membership in the Association! The ideas, collaboration, and leadership training I have received are invaluable.

Scott Rogers, Campus President, Ohio Valley College of Technology – East Liverpool, Ohio

Goals for 2017

With your help as a member, OMACCS will accomplish the following goals this year:

Win passage in the Ohio General Assembly of the Career College Placement Act, to promote our sector’s job placement success to prospective students.
Re-tool the Association’s Online Training Portal, to provide greater training opportunities for Ohio and Michigan career colleges and schools.
Offer on-site educational and networking opportunities for the professional enrichment of faculty and staff.
Partner with other state associations to support our sector of higher education and broaden revenue opportunities.
Promote the availability of scholarship programs to students.
Represent career colleges and schools in the state’s workforce development efforts.
Support efforts for more financial support of all financially eligible college students.
Conduct additional regional and on-campus tours with legislators.
Enhance public relations efforts to protect and promote the value of career colleges and schools to lawmakers, media and employers.
Develop legislation to promote the career colleges and schools’ viability within our sector of higher education.

One of the great advantages of being an active member of the Association is the connections and friendships that span the entire state and beyond. Whether collaborating on recruiting, retention or addressing statewide matters, membership makes all the difference to advancing our One Voice.

Dr. James Ploskonka, Former Board President