The Youngstown-Warren area is strongly committed to building a viable and diverse workforce. From programs recognizing achievement and excellence in K-12 schools to participation in the Business Resource Network, which brings training providers, programs and business solutions to employers, the Regional Chamber promotes the value of life-long learning to the community.
Colleges and Universities
Within the Youngstown-Warren-East Liverpool CAS, ten university campuses and six community college sites provide businesses with a pool of extremely talented individuals. More than 28,200 students are enrolled at these institutions. In 2011, the schools awarded nearly 2,300 bachelors degrees and 400 master and doctorate degrees.
Within a 75-mile radius, 101 campus locations provide area employers and residents with the opportunities of advanced education, enabling the region to compete in a global marketplace. Many of these colleges and universities are nationally renowned in a particular fields of study. Map listing
Workforce Training Providers
Career and technical education is provided by 22 public and private institutions within Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana and two adjacent Pennsylvania counties. Most of the providers offer extensive workforce development and technical training programs, many of which are geared for certification. The providers also develop customized training programs for individual employer's needs, with training conducted at the place of employment or the provider's classrooms. Map listing
Elementary and Secondary Education
The Youngstown-Warren-East Liverpool CSA is served by four educational service centers with 229 public schools in 57 school districts enrolling 96,181 students and 7 alternative/online schools with 1,000 registered students. Additionally, there are more than 64 accredited private and parochial schools, including 9 high schools with 11,620 students. Map statistics listing
Exceptional Schools - Exceptional Programs
In 2011, 42 of 45 school districts in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties achieved Excellent or Effective ratings from the Ohio Department of Education. The rating is based on the district's achievement on standardized tests, graduation rates and qualified teachers. Mercer County's rating system differs from the State of Ohio and is not comparable.
The area's elementary and high schools have a variety of programs in place that five students exposure to various careers, opportunities and experience in the workplace. Program highlights include:
International Baccalaureate Program
Tech Prep Programs
Telecommunications Programs and Media Broadcasting
Early College Program