Regional Workforce

multicultural workforce

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%
Service occupations: 17.00%
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
The Region features one of the nation’s top industrial training and retraining facilities, The James W. Kehoe Center houses a nationally a recognized Integrated Systems Technology laboratory and the regional Advanced Manufacturing Tool & Die Center, a Skillsmax Center, RAMTEC Center and a state of the art fabrication lab. This is a pipeline for employers to find skilled talent and a resource for employers to upskill their current employees.