When a county achieves Certified Work Ready Community status, it means they have a robust, public-private partnership driven approach to link education to workforce development, align to economic development and match people to jobs. Once a community is certified, that is just the beginning. Our next step is to build upon this foundation and further strengthen workforce development efforts through the Maintaining ACT Work Ready Community efforts.
Excellent Public Schools
Preble County invests in long-term business basics in which a company needs to meet production demand such as strong education, training, affordable housing, and young infrastructure. In order to enhance our overall unique quality of life while growing good jobs with high earnings, we continue to focus and improve on our workforce education initiatives.
Higher earnings aren’t the only benefit associated with education. The more educated one is, the more likely they are to enjoy stable, long-term employment. This is the philosophy of Preble County School Districts.
Our schools have achieved both Excellent and Effective ratings by the State of Ohio. With low student to teacher ratios and high graduation rates, families can experience a high quality of life in both community amenities and education.
Preble County is located between three of the Top 13 Ohio counties with the highest levels age 25+ with a bachelors or graduate/professional degree.
Sinclair Workforce Development / Preble County Manufacturing Lab
Located in Eaton, the Preble County Manufacturing Lab is Sinclair Workforce Development's newest training facility. The SkillsTrac Industrial Maintenance Training Program equips an individual with the skills needed to maintain, troubleshoot and repair automation systems and components.
The machining lab offers precision machining capabilities that include Haas Vertical CNC Machining Centers, Haas CNC Turning Center and Haas CNC Control Simulators.
The lab features a fully equipped, 20-seat computer classroom, providing instruction on AutoCAD and SolidWorks mechanical design
automation software in addition to Mastercam programming software and Haas
Edison State Community College
The Edison State campus is located next to the YMCA in Eaton, Ohio. This location presents the opportunity for credit and non-credit programs, including College Credit Plus coursework, degree and certificate courses in agriculture, agribusiness and ag education, transfer pathways to both in- and out-of-state four-year institutions, expanded articulation agreements with Miami Valley Career Technology Center, and support to region businesses with response workforce training and apprenticeship opportunities.
Career Technology Training and Adult Education
Miami Valley Career Technology Center is positioned to influence economic development in 5 southwestern Ohio counties (Montgomery, Warren, Preble, Darke, and Miami) by preparing students for the 21st century workforce. Students receive challenging, career-focused education, as well as a rigorous academic foundation.
MVCTC serves 27 school districts from 5 southwest Ohio counties. Offering more than 40 career technical programs to area high school junior and seniors, and lifelong learning opportunities for adult students. Their focus is on developing skill-sets in technical, high demand fields such as health, sciences, business, engineering and more.
Preble County's location in the Dayton - Cincinnati region provides an abundant amount of qualified, skilled workforce. Hamilton, Montgomery, and Butler Counties rank in the top 8 of highest levels of employment in the entire State of Ohio.
Preble County has an abundant, available workforce. More than 10,900 educated and skilled residents travel outside of the County to work. Preble County employers attract more than 2,800 employees from neighboring counties.
Ohio Means Jobs Preble County
Preble County is in a workforce development area with Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties. A combined Workforce Policy Board, comprised of 51% business representatives, provides direction and policy for workforce development activities.
Preble County’s certified One-Stop Office is located at 1500 Park Avenue, Eaton, Ohio 45320. Hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday. The fully equipped office is ADA compliant and offers free services to the universal customer.