Advocacy

Career colleges and schools make a powerful impact on the economy in Ohio and Michigan, and when we stand together to raise issues that are important to us, we are heard. OMACCS is the only organization in either state that unifies the voices of career colleges and schools, and shares our story with legislators and regulators.

Who we represent
We act as the voice for nearly 300 career colleges and schools that provide professional, technical, career-specific programs in over 200 occupational areas. They grant degrees, certificates, and diplomas.

How we take action
We keep in regular contact with the state licensing boards of Michigan and Ohio, accrediting commissions, and state and regional professional agencies, and provide up-to-the-minute information to the Ohio and Michigan General Assemblies, Ohio Board of Regents, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and the U.S. Dept. of Education.

How you can get involved
Host a legislator at your school
Attend Legislative Day