Business & Education
Success Team

The BESTOhio (Business & Education Success Team) of south central Ohio is a new voice for our region’s manufacturers. This industry-led sector partnership is building a better workforce through the common ground synergy of industry, education, economic development, human services organizations, and community-based organization leadership.

BESTOhio is endorsed by The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and covers Scioto, Ross, Pike, Adams, Jackson, and Highland counties.

Together, we identify issues, challenges, and opportunities common to the individual employers for the collective good of all current and future industrial and service organizations. As part of these efforts, we will better align business programs, upskilling and entry level training, innovative curriculum design, available providers, funding options, and other resources that best serve both employers and employees.

What is a sector partnership?

A sector partnership is a collaboration between businesses and education and training providers. Led by business, this supports ensuring that Ohioans can participate in the workforce pipeline while meeting the needs of job creators and the local economy.

To help grow Ohio’s manufacturing talent, the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association coordinates and supports the state of Ohio’s network of industry sector partnerships (ISPs). By fostering collaboration and resource-sharing among manufacturers, these local ISPs are transforming how Ohio attracts and develops manufacturing workers.

Good Jobs Challenge

The BESTOhio Sector Partnership is in line to receive up to $930,000 over the next three years as part of The Ohio Manufacturers Association’s (OMA) $23,492,808 award from the Economic Development Administration’s American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge program. Find out more HERE.

For more information about BESTOhio, contact:
- Jack Everson at, 740-701-7718
- Angie Duduit at, 740-351-3322

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