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Ohio Puts Education First

Education and Training

Investing in Our Greatest Resource

JobsOhio continually invests in the state’s current and future workforce through a variety of education and training initiatives. From specific incentives, like the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant to broader opportunities like the Talent Acquisition Services, our team is here to help Ohio companies succeed.

By the Numbers


Investment in manufacturing skill programs


Investment in Innovation Districts


Engineering and science graduates per year

Education Supports the Workforce of the Future

With more than 200 college and university campuses in the state, Ohio is focused on education to support the workforce of tomorrow. Ohio is home to some of the top-ranked public and private colleges and universities in the country, including Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, Miami University, University of Dayton, and University of Cincinnati.

  • There are 53 Ohio Technical Centers that awarded almost 7,000 credentials, certificates, or degrees for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Ohio has 11 universities or colleges certified by the National Security Agency as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and two schools certified in Cyber Operations.
  • Four Ohio universities (Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Akron, and the University of Cincinnati) are among the top 100 in the world for patents issued in the United States to protect new inventions.
Education Pays Off in Ohio

Supporting Growth for Ohio’s Businesses

Leaders Share Their Success Stories

We’ve been thrilled with Upstart’s ability to recruit exceptional technical and operational talent in Columbus, particularly when that talent comes with a Midwest-style work ethic. In just a couple years, Columbus has become Upstart’s HQ2 and our largest office.
Dave Girouard
Co-Founder and CEO, Upstart
For a fast-growing technology company like Bold Penguin, Columbus provides both top talent as well as a forward-thinking innovation ecosystem to support our long-term growth strategy.
Dan Gifford
CFO, Bold Penguin

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