Workforce Development


The City of Oregon- citizens and businesses alike- recognize that growth and development go hand in hand with an educated and skilled local workforce. The Northwest Ohio region, and more specifically Oregon, has both of those. Over 89% of the Oregon population have a high school and/or higher degree and 18% have a bachelors and/or higher degree (Information obtained by Oregon and the region are not without our challenges but through effective partnerships and working with state & local workforce boards and committees, we are able to provide companies with the skilled workers needed to grow their business.

City of Oregon Workforce

Owens Community College: Working to educate and populate the workforce with skilled, prepared and knowledgeable employees. The impact our alumni make powers the economic development of northwest Ohio.

Penta Career Center: Penta offers Career Assessment to assist students in realistic planning for the future by helping them discover their interests, abilities, career preferences, and learning styles.

Advanced Manufacturing Training Center: Specialize in Short Term Certificate programs that offer college credit, can be completed in 2 semesters, and are financial aid eligible.

ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative

Lucas County recently announced its involvement with ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative. This initiative helps bridge the gap and assist states and regions in developing their workforce pipeline to provide skilled workers for employers. Please contact OhioMeansJobs Lucas County (formerly The Source) at 419-213-JOBS (5627) for additional information.

  • For general info and a link to the registration page click here.
  • For info about the Work Ready Communities program click here.
  • Are you a local company that wants to support the initiative, click here and sign up today!

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