TO: Our Members
Special Projects Funding
Over the past years, the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools has aggressively pursued public policy changes that have improved the treatment of for-profit schools and colleges in Ohio. For example, many of our needy students are once again eligible to share in the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG). In addition, we were actively involved in the passing of SB1, the new student-low interest revolving loan fund. The President of the Ohio Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives and many other legislative leaders have spoken to our members at OACCS functions.
Career Colleges and Schools are now recognized as an integral part of post-secondary training and higher education that contributes significantly to workforce development in Ohio.
OACCS has achieved these gains by activating our membership and engaging a top-notch contract lobbying team, Thomas P. Pappas & Associates. OACCS’ future victories will depend on the continued sage advice and excellent service from our lobbyists.
The annual cost of lobbying services is $60,000. Funds for these services are obtained through a special billing to member schools. Your Board of Directors sought input from the membership; they recognized that, since all members benefit from public policy achievements, all members should be solicited for the Special Projects Funds. In addition, the Board felt that OACCS should ask for contributions equitably, based on student population for FY 2012 enrollment. Please see the 2013 Suggested Contribution Schedule.
Scrutiny of our sector in Columbus and Washington will only intensify. Every day, your OACCS lobbyists monitor what is happening in committees and in regulatory hearings. They have their ears to the ground, enabling your association to activate our “grassroots” at a moment’s notice. Our lobbyists have built relationships with legislators over the years that help open the doors for you.
With your contribution to the Special Project Fund, OACCS will be at the table whenever and wherever decisions are made that affect the future of your school or college. Thank you for considering this request. To be an effective player at the Statehouse in the coming year, OACCS needs 100% participation. The IRS requires us to inform you that since this money will be used for lobbying, it cannot be considered a non-profit donation.
Wayne Korpics R. David Rankin
President, Board of Directors Executive Director
Click Here for the Suggested Contribution Schedule
Thank you to these supporters of our Special Projects
|American School of Technology|
|Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati|
Athena Career Academy
Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati
Brown Mackie College-Findlay
Brown Mackie College-North Canton
Cleveland Industrial Training Center
|DATS LLC-Dental Assistant School-Centerville|
Daymar College-New Boston
|Dayton Barber College|
|ETI Technical College of Niles|
Fred's Appliance Academy
|Gallipolis Career College|
Global Tech Institute
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Healing Arts Institute
|Herzing University - Akron|
Inst of Holistic Health Careers-Wellness & Energetic Studies
|International College of Broadcasting|
|ITT Technical Institute-Maumee|
|Kaplan Career Institute|
Miami-Jacobs Career College-Columbus
|Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton|
Miami-Jacobs Career College-Independence
Miami-Jacobs Career College-Sharonville
|Miami-Jacobs Career College-Troy|
National College-Stark County
|Ohio Business College - Hilliard|
|Ohio Business College-Sandusky|
|Ohio Business College-Sheffield Village|
Ohio Valley College of Technology
Performance Training Solutions
|Sanford-Brown College-Middleburg Heights|
|Trumbull Business College|
|Wellness Forum Institute for Health Studies, Inc|