Ohio’s strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future aids to ensure each child is challenged to discover and learn, engaged to pursue fulfilling post-high school paths, and empowered to become an active contributing member of society.
Ohio’s One Goal outlined in the strategic plan seeks to ensure all students are enrolled in a post-high school learning experience, serving in a branch of the military, earning a living wage or engaged in a meaningful self-sustaining vocation within one year of high school graduation.
Within the plan, there are three core components: Equity, Partnerships, and Quality Schools. Through workforce development, we seek equity and quality schools by focusing on the partnerships that prepare students to reach their career goals. The partnership component of the plan states: “Everyone, not just those in schools, shares the responsibility of preparing children for successful futures. The most important partners are parents and caregivers, who have the greatest impact on a child’s development. Other critical
partners include educators, institutions of higher education, business, philanthropy, employers, libraries, social service organizations, community members, health care providers, behavioral health experts and many more. Put simply, partnerships transform the education experience.”
Strategy 10 of the strategic plan further inspires the need to ensure that all students are on a pathway to graduation and post-high school success. Through an intentional and integrated career advising approach, students are better prepared to pursue a post-secondary career path.
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Each Child, Our Future