The Region features over 840,00 potential workforce contributors over age 25 with a Midwest work ethic – all within a one hour drive.
The Regional workforce is an educated workforce with 34% holding college degrees – from associate’s degrees through PhD’s. An additional 54% hold high school degrees through some college coursework.
The Region’s talent pool has:
|Management, business, and financial occupations:||13.90%|
|Computer, engineering, and science occupations:||4.80%|
|Education, legal, community service, arts, and media occupations:||10.00%|
|Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations:||5.80%|
|Sales and office occupations:||24.30%|
|Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations:||8.20%|
|Production, transportation, and material moving occupations:||15.90%|
|Source: U.S. Census 2013 ACS 5 Year|
And the Region is rich with assets and resources to ensure a skilled, qualified workforce:
- Over 16,000 students are enrolled in post high school education at ten different institutions
- Students can acquire industry certifications as well as degrees from associates through doctorates in the region
- The Ohio State University at Mansfield is a residential regional campus for the flagship University of the State of Ohio