Guests and members please login or create an account and return to this program to register. Your registration cost will appear after you've logged in. Questions? Contact Martha Wood,


Complete to Compete Ohio Education & Workforce Summit

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:30pm EDT
Ohio Statehouse Atrium
1 Capitol Square, Columbus OH 43215
Add to Calendar

Join us to learn about closing postsecondary education gaps to ensure Ohio can compete.

Ohio has established an ambitious “complete to compete” goal: By 2025, 65 percent of Ohioans ages 25-64 will have a degree, certificate or other postsecondary credential of value in the workforce.

We know that a high school degree, while a good foundation, is no longer sufficient for the majority of family sustaining, well-paying jobs. The majority of those jobs will require some postsecondary credential. Ohio’s “gap” between job requirements and jobseeker qualifications has created an urgent need to increase the number and percentage of Ohioans who have a postsecondary degree, certificate or some other postsecondary credential of value in the workforce.

At this event, join policymakers, education, business, philanthropy and community leaders to learn about how we can close Ohio’s postsecondary educational attainment gap. 


Eric J. Bull
Chief Operations Officer
Elford, Inc.

Randy Gardner
Ohio Department of Higher Education

Allan C. Golston
President of the United States Program
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Lisa A. Gray
Ohio Excels 

Kennedi Jones
Ohio University ’19

Wade Kapszukiewicz 
City of Toledo

James W. Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Elford, Inc

There is no charge for the event; boxed lunches will be provided.


Registration Deadline
March 19, 2019

Sponsored by
Appalachian Ohio P-20 Council
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
College Now Greater Cleveland
Eastern Ohio Education Partnership
Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland
I Know I Can
Inter-University Council of Ohio
Learn to Earn Dayton
Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education
Ohio Association of Career Technical Superintendents
Ohio Association of Community Colleges
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Excels
Ohio Manufacturers’ Association
Ohio Mayors Alliance
Philanthropy Ohio
Summit Education Initiative