The Mahoning Valley Business Advisory Council (BAC) advises, supports and empowers educators in delivering the instruction and experiences students need to develop relevant, in-demand employment skills as part of their academic and technical preparation for college, careers and/or military service.
The council is convened and supported by the ESC of Eastern Ohio, on behalf of more than 25 schools and school districts under established service agreements in Eastern Ohio.
A well-prepared workforce that contributes to the economic development and improved quality of life throughout the Mahoning Valley region.
To advise, support and empower Mahoning Valley educators in delivering the instruction and experiences students need to develop relevant, in-demand employment skills as part of their academic and technical preparation for college, careers and/or military service.
CAREER EXPLORATION BUS TOUR
Students have the opportunity to explore occupations in manufacturing, trades and business with hands-on activities and private tours. They also learn about soft-skills and other requirements companies seek in potential hires.
SKILLED TRADES EXPO
Over 4,000 students have learned about the skilled trades with this event. Trade professionals provide the opportunity for students to try different skills and discuss career opportunities after high school.
EDUCATOR IN THE WORKPLACE
Educators participate in job shadowing at local businesses and integrate real-world skills into their classrooms. The experience helps enhance curriculum and expose students to career options, new technologies and hands-on activities to better prepare students for their futures.
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Director, Mahoning Valley Regional Council of Governments