Advocacy

Career colleges and schools make a powerful impact on Ohio’s economy, and when we stand together to raise issues that are important to us, we are heard. OACCS is the only organization in Ohio 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 Ohio’s state licensing boards, accrediting commissions, and state and regional professional agencies, and provide up-to-the-minute information to the Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Board of Regents, and the U.S. Dept. of Education.

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