Meigs County businesses benefit from a large, well prepared regional Ohio workforce of more than 293,000, which includes an abundance of skilled trade workers with manufacturing and production experience. And, we’re training even more. With our workforce development efforts and proximity to so many education and training facilities, companies locating in Meigs County will have no trouble finding workers with the advanced skills they need.
Workforce development in Meigs County begins early. Our three local school districts offer a robust K12 education in modern learning facilities with low student-teacher ratios that help ensure every student receives a high-quality education. Meigs County schools are considered a community asset by hard working parents who know the value of a good education in preparing their children for a successful and rewarding career.
Our high school graduates and other residents have a myriad of options for continuing their education locally or at one of the many colleges and universities nearby, including Ohio University, Shawnee State University, Marshall University, and the University of Rio Grande.
These universities including Ohio University – the state’s second largest university just 20 minutes away – are preparing Meigs County residents with degrees that will give them valuable skills in high-demand fields including:
Businesses with specialized workforce needs can find funding assistance for customized training from the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) through the State of Ohio’s Manufacturing Partnership.
Click on the links on this page or contact us today to learn more about how Meigs County is preparing a workforce to meet the needs of your business.